- Christmas is almost near and dinners could be expensive and could cost a lot of time and effort
- A mother of two has thought of an idea that would help her lower the expenses for their Christmas dinner
- Mandie Holgate shared that she decided to charge about $5 for every guest coming to her Christmas dinner
- However, she mentioned that her family is more than willing to help her out
Christmas is drawing near and dinners could cost a lot of money, effort, and time.
KAMI learned that a mother of two thought of charging the family member who would be coming over for the Christmas dinner she would be hosting.
In a report by the LAD Bible (authored by Dominic Smithers), Mandie Holgate has been hosting a Christmas dinner for her family for the past five years.
While she loves preparing and cooking for her family, she admitted that she could not afford the expenses.
"We worked it out and it costs around £700. It used to be that my mum and dad, my husband and I, and my sister and her husband would take it in turns,” Mandie said.
"But as the years went on, my sister said she didn't want to do it anymore because she didn't enjoy it. I love it, getting the house all pretty, getting the music on, and having a drink. So that's how it started really,” she added.
However, Mandie’s mother went through knee surgery and could no longer help in hosting their family every year. Therefore, Mandie took the responsibility to cook for their family.
This year, Mandie thought of charging $5 for every guest that would attend their Christmas dinner. However, her family said that they are more than willing to help her out.
"They basically said 'great, I'll pay anything, I just don't want to cook it'. I really don't see it as a chore; the music goes on and everyone's laughing, I love it. It's brilliant,” she said.
"And though I've had one troll tell me he thinks I'm wrong, most people have contacted me to say they agree. I do it every year and my family are happy to put in because they don't want the work and the mess, so where's the big deal? Why should it leave me skint in January? It's crazy,” Mandie added.
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