For families who are facing tough times, the end of the year holidays may become a source of stress, guilt and worry. But getting creative during these tough times and coming up with alternative ways to celebrate to share time and give gifts (without breaking the bank) brings the joy of the holiday season back to the forefront.
To celebrate the holidays on a shoestring budget, put these top ten tips to the test:
*Be sure there are no little ones near your computer while you are reading this.
For most families, the winter holidays are steeped in tradition. From religious celebrations to festive meals, traditions bring us joy. They also bring us a sense of security and familiarity. Traditions are especially important to children. They help them find their place within the family and the community. Traditions emphasize that each of us are a treasured part of a greater whole and that we belong.
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