I've purchased every gift (save for the old home movies I'm converting to DVDs for my grandmother - those I've shipped off to the company & I'm awaiting a quote), as well as ordered our holiday cards.
Here's the spending breakout for the holidays:
Total Budget = $1,000
Spent so far = $643.91
Remaining to spend:
- Grandma's gift (split with sister) - estimate = $25
- Food for holiday parties - $100
- Holiday bonus for cleaning lady - $50
Total estimated spend = $818.91
As was the earlier plan, any savings from our original budget will be donated to the local food pantry.
How is your holiday shopping going? Are you done?
Here's a picture of my boys in front of a Christmas tree in Hawaii. You can't see it from this picture, but the tree is right on the beach, with palm trees & the ocean in the background. Too cute. :-)