20 Affordable Holiday Family Time Ideas to Have Ready for the Season


The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the season, giving gifts, and indulging in delicious food and drink.

But all that spending on get-togethers, events, and merriment adds up. Here are some ideas that are big on family togetherness and low on cost.

Affordable Holiday Family Time

The average American spends $1,000 during the holiday season, with 1 in 3 going into credit card debt.

During a time when it’s about being present with your family and not necessarily the presents, here are 20 ways to spend quality time together that don’t cost a lot of money.

1. Create Time Capsules

Choose a time this holiday season for everyone in your family to write out things they’re grateful for and goals they have for the following year.

You can also include a small item representing who you are this year. Put the notes and the item in a small box and keep them for next year.

2. Family Picnics

If you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere warm during the holiday season, this is an excellent idea for you and your family.

3. Evening Walks

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