Christmas (if you celebrate it) can be a time of renewed hope and excitement for your family, even if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Instead of lamenting over what you are not able to buy, focus on the joy of family togetherness.
Just as we are the gatekeepers of our own thoughts, I believe as women, we are the gatekeepers to the emotional well-being of our homes.
If you are unable to spend money on Christmas decorations take some time to think about what you have in the house to make decorations with your children.
Make a special occasion of it! I can promise that your children will remember making the ornaments with you way longer than they will remember what you bought them for Christmas .
Pop some popcorn, and enjoy the time with your kids! And remember to let them express their creativity. It's easy to be controlling for some of us!
Oh, and don't forget to put their names on the ornaments so they can become family heirlooms!