But, we can do much more than we realize to keep costs down. Check our my earlier blogs, 'Tis the Season to be Frugal I and 'Tis the Season to be Frugal II.
Realize that debt may provide a few extra ingredients for a Merry Christmas, but will leave you in bondage come the New Year. Debt assumes that you know better than God because He provides for our needs. Use the money you have available for your Christmas celebration. If you don't have any money, pray for God's provision and keep your eyes open for His answer to prayer.
Throughout the years Christians have celebrated Christmas as a holy day. A day to remember that Christ was born of a virgin after laying His glory aside to become a man so that we could live through Him. A miraculous star led the wise men to come to worship Him. Let's unplug the Christmas machine and make Christmas about Jesus our Savior again.
Resolve to stay debt-free this Christmas and keep your eyes on Jesus.
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)