Hello hello hello Lisa here dropping in to talk to you about Christmas
so have your children written their Christmas list already or have you no idea what they would like?
Lola is now watching all the new stock coming in and she is telling me what she would like to go on her Christmas list.
Having three children I need to be organised. I set a budget for each child and I stick to it. I make sure this budget is realistic and affordable, so it's within our capabilities and its not over stretching us.
I've had way too many Christmas where I have over spent and I've been paying for Christmas for the next 12 months and when Christmas comes around again I'm still paying for the year before, So now I have a plan. October November December I split between three children so I'm spreading the cost and I buy the presents each month.
December is then filled with wrapping presents and visiting friends and family and not stressing about buying the presents. Also for me, Christmas is our busiest time having a toy shop, so we are busy in the shop, we've got Santa's grotto and I have a lot to do, so freeing up this time is just perfect for me.
so what could you do now to make life easier for yourself at Christmas, could you set your budgets, make lists of ideas gifts, have a search to see if there's any offers on that could save you some money and don't forget your independent retailers in this they have great offers too. We have some great weekly offers keep checking these on our facebook page for these. This week it is our fabulous Lottie Doll offer, buy any two dolls and receive an outfit worth £9.50 totally free.
Ask your children to make their list, yes its early but it will give you ideas and you can start picking things up as and when you see them.
How would it feel if you could have Christmas all wrapped up before December so you're buying the gifts in October you're wrapping them in November and December is just free to enjoy.
I love Christmas, I love the music, the twinkly lights, everything about it
let's not make it a time to stress, let's make it a truly magical Christmas
Did you know we have a Christmas Club?
you can either buy gift vouchers weekly or monthly to put towards the cost of the toys or you could put toys away that you know your children will love, we will then add the cost up and spread the payments out until its cleared.
I will also be running at Christmas sparkle evening, this will be held early November and will give you a chance to shop while having a glass of bubbly and looking at all the new Christmas stock and I will be offering 10% off on the evening too.
This event will be added to the website although the bubbly will not I am afraid
So grab a brew and start planning!
big love Lisa x x x