this post is sponsored by sam's club and huggies

Christmas is a fun time of year, but it can also be a stressful one when it comes to all the expense that comes with this Holiday.  There are so many times when I find myself looking for ways I can constantly be saving money for Christmas.  Something I think most us moms are doing this time of year. 

Luckily, there are a lot of easy ways to do this.  And some of my favorites are, shopping the sales, making handmade gifts, and buying in bulk. 

Christmas on a budget: how to save money this holiday
Out of these three money saving techniques, I find that the one I do the most is buying in bulk.  Probably because I have 3 young kids who are quickly growing up and one of which who is still in diapers.  And, if you take food out of the equation the one other thing I buy the most of, is diapers.  And those are expensive.  but, I've learned that if I buy in bulk I can save quite a bit of money, which goes a long way!

Currently, I live in Provo, and the best way for me to stock up on Zachary's little mover huggies diapers is by shopping at Sam's Club.  Since having three kids and trying out many brands of diapers, I have come to love and constantly use the Huggies brand because their incredible double grip strips and moving system make their diaper the only thing that ever stays put on my busy children's little bodies!  

And even though the diapers stay on like a charm, I'm still going through a ton of them.  And even though I hate adding on that one extra thing i have to buy/do on my December to-do list, I don't ever mind buying diapers at my local Sam's Club because they have an incredible pick up system that allows me to quickly shop and incredible deals on their huggies diapers that allow me to set aside more money for all the Holiday expenses that quickly pop up this year!

But, if you are out of the diaper phase (lucky you!) and are still interested in ways you can continue

Saving Money for Christmas

here are few tricks and tips i like to use...

* make a list of everyone you need to buy gifts for and what you are getting them.  Then use this list as a guide when you start hunting for sales on these items.

* look for no-cost holiday shipping with online stores.

* take on a DIY project when you can.

* set a budget and stick with it.

Christmas is stressful, but it doesn't have to be.  Because when it comes down to it, the one thing that matters most to people, isn't the amount of money we put into a gift or a party, but rather, the time, effort, and love.

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