Not really, you’ve already been marketed to and possibly even brainwashed with brands and plans.
I think it was early August when I first witnessed that date locked and loaded. The crosshairs had you clearly in their sights. It was probably January 2nd when backroom, final plans were being made. The marketing machine has been ramping up ever since.
Before you even had a chance to pay off your last indulgence, they wanted more of your ‘interest’ and ‘investment.’ They always want more!
Do not give them one more year of indebtedness.
Make a choice to have a great Christmas without, (you can do this) the money you don’t have right now. They only want you to feel like you have a gun to your head. It isn’t actually there.
Make the change. Stop spending your tomorrow by living outside your means; the only way for you to get ahead.
Start modelling gratefulness and gratitude. Any package that opens, having been wrapped, brings surprise and wonder.
Have fun and wonder.
Your kids will love it and have fun when you lead the way.
Love your kids with what you have. Really. Stop trying to love them with what you don’t have.
Forget all the sayings, “Go big or go home. If you don’t get it now, you will miss out. There will never be another sale like this again.” Myriads of words have conditioned you, but they don’t have to any longer.
You can win this Christmas.
It is coming, and it is going to be great because you chose it to be so.