I know Christmas? But it's now just 6 mos away . We have a Christmas club that comes out of my hubby's check each week, but I also work part time and I supplement our Christmas budget every year with that. But I am going back to college full time in August and there wont' be any extra money from me this year. I usually don't buy much until the day after Thanksgiving sale and shop all day!! I feel this year I need to buy a little here and there to make up from the income I contributed in the past. When and what are some of the tips you all use when starting your Christmas shopping?