It's a real coffee mug shaped like a Canon lens. I saw the idea floating around on FB last spring.
(You can find it here and it comes in different camera brands as well.)
I start in June, making sure I keep the budget running smoothly. (Those darn budgets!!)
10 years ago, I was reading an article in Family Fun magazine and it had suggestions on how to make things easier on the pocket book during the Christmas season.
One suggestion was to start buying in June, a few things at a time.
Well, I gave it a whirl and was immediately hooked!
I start in June shopping for my three sisters. (My sisters and I exchange with one another every year. Love my sistas!)
Note: Summer Sales rock! Easy way to knock off some gifts.
July and August are for the close friends we exchange with or for godparents or even parents.
*That's when I hit the wall. Birthday Season. Between September 1st and Thanksgiving, we celebrate grandparents' birthdays, 3 of our kids' birthdays, and my beloved's birthday.
(I'm sure a lot of you have the same situation.)
Can we say Cha- Ching?
That's what makes this "Christmas shopping budget" even more important for the pocket book.
Since I've successfully used this plan for the last 10 years, I thought I'd pass it on to y'all!
I know it sounds strange talking about Christmas shopping in August, but budgets need to be faced...even though I wish it could be tossed out the window.
~ Patty ~