How to Celebrate the Holidays Without Materialism


Holly Welles

It's the most wonderful time of the year in a multitude of ways — namely, we spend time with loved ones to celebrate the holidays. However, not everything that glitters is gold, especially this time of year. You may feel yourself growing weary of the materialism that comes with the holidays. It may seem impossible to side-step the gift-centric focus that this season brings.

Fortunately, though, you can celebrate the holidays without it being too materialistic. You'll soon find out that the holiday season will be just as memorable regardless of how much you spend. Here are six ideas for festiveness without all the fuss:

1. Set a Spending Limit

It's easy to let your budget get away from you when Christmas rolls around, and spending too much is one way the season can become materialistic. So, start this holiday season by setting a strict limit to your spending and sticking to it. This step stands as one of the best ways to budget your seasonal spending.

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Plus, by the time the holidays end, you will feel proud of yourself for spending a reasonable amount. Otherwise, you might feel disappointed in yourself for over-spending and giving into the materialism that comes with this time of year.

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