Already making plans for Christmas?

It's October 1st and I've officially begun my Christmas shopping and preparations (though in my head I probably started months ago!).

Though it's a little early to begin decorating the house, I've begun making cross stitched decorations, saving every last penny for my gift shopping spree and sourcing recipes for my baking.

For the past few years I've managed to enjoy Christmas on an incredibly frugal budget, and I'd love to share my ideas with others so no-one need dread the prospect of breaking the bank in order to revel in seasonal celebration.

Over the next twelve or so weeks I'll be updating Glamumous with posts labelled "Can't Afford Xmas" in which I'll share the best bargains, Christmas recipes, ideas and traditions which won't break the bank.

Please subscribe (or at least check back periodically) to see what I've found, written or shared. I'd love also to learn of more tips and tricks from frugal Glamumous readers so please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments (or drop me a line if you like!).

Happy preparations Ladies! Christmas season is on its way!