Already saving up for Christmas?

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Christmas just 4 month ago,some people are already saving up for the next christens more so that 365 days of the year feels like a month now.In December a lot of shopping was done at shopping centres at  ​Brown​ ​Thomas​ ​Department​ ​Stores.Just four months ago ​ ​the​ ​department store​ ​saw​ ​more​ ​than​ ​500​ ​customers​ ​doing​ ​their​ ​early​ ​Christmas​ ​shopping.

Color Scheme Red and Kraft Paper
Red Patterns

Usually the  ​Brown​ ​Thomas​ ​Christmas​ ​store​ ​is​ ​said​ ​to​ ​open around ​ ​August​ ​and​ ​offers​ ​​ ​the​ ​most luxurious​ ​stylish​ ​festive​ ​offerings​ ​.Exclusive​ ​christmas​ ​lights, Christmas​ ​boxes​ ​decorated​ ​with​ ​the traditional​ ​christmas​ ​colours​ ​of​ ​white​ ​,green, red​ ​and​ ​gold​ ​all​ ​currently​ ​make​ ​up​ ​the​ ​decorations​ ​at the​ ​luxurious​ ​Brown​ ​Thomas​ ​department​ ​store.​ ​

One thing that most people right now have to do is to budget!A lot of people misuse money and get themselves in trouble the following year.A financial advisor Thomas Mathews who spoke to the circular recently says ”you need to work out what you need to get, how much money you have and then bridge any gap between the two. You can download a Christmas budget planner and fact sheet from various websites like mabs.ie, to help give you a full picture of your finances. Once you have a clear idea what you will spend work out how you will cover the cost”.

If you have it saved already, well done. If not, work out how much you can put aside from each paycheque between now and the end of December. If you still haven’t reached your budget, try to trim your spending where possible.

Euro - Photo Credit - Images Money - Flickr
Euro – Photo Credit – Images Money – Flickr

When speaking to the circular  one of the customer service operators  ​Aoife​ ​McAbee said “In April we do not get a lot of customers but from August to December we call it ​the​ ​golden​ ​period​ ​for​ ​the​ ​store​ ​since the store gets  ​1​ ​million​ ​euros​ of profit during that period”.

Ms​ ​McAbee​ ​said​ ​one​ ​aspect​ ​that​ ​makes​ ​the​ ​store​ ​unique​ ​to​ ​the​ ​customers​ ​this​ ​year​ ​is​ ​the​ ​window display. ”We as the marketing team we are working on this years theme,last year we were  ​influenced​ ​by​ ​Dublin`s​ ​largest​ ​park​ ​St​ ​Steven’s​ ​Green Gate, “our​ ​marketing​ ​department​ ​spent​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​year​ of 2017 ​collecting​ ​souvenirs​ ​at​ ​the​ ​park​ ​and​ ​​ ​as you​ ​can​ ​see​ ​the​ ​green​ ​leaves​ ​and​ ​woods​ ​were​ ​all​ ​collected​ ​there’’.

Christmas shopping – Photo credit: Carmel (flicker)

The​ ​decorations​ ​were​ ​made​ ​to​ ​coil​ ​up​ ​around​ ​poles​ ​in the store and​ ​painted​ ​with​ ​the​ ​christmas​ ​colours. The stunning​ ​display​ ​is​ ​said​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​art, fashion​ ​and​ ​make​ ​believe​ ​across​ ​the​ ​eight​ ​dazzling windows​ ​.The​ ​Stevens​ ​Green​ ​gate​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​commonly​ ​known​ ​is​ ​said​ ​to​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Irish history. It​ ​is said to be the​ ​largest​ ​public​ ​park​ ​in​ ​Dublin​ ​created​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1600.

Besides​ ​Dublin​ ​, the​ ​Brown​ ​Thomas​ ​department​ ​store​ ​is​ ​said​ ​to​ ​also​ ​be​ ​also​ ​in​ ​Cork Galway​ ​and Limerick

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