My sealed pot is invisible. Like last year my sealed pot was not really sealed and it was not the only place where spare money was placed. I've collected all the loose change lying around again in drawers, pockets and pots.
Money I have not spent is automatically saved. It stays in the bank if I don't need it.
I've sold plenty of stuff on ebay this year and any items I've bought on ebay (Christmas presents included) have been bought with this ebay money so therefore I've saved a pile here but also made some more money which is now 'saved' in Paypal.
I've saved by not buying certain items I may have wanted but not needed.
I've saved by s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g food. For example a chicken can last us about 3 or 4 meals; I use leftovers as a base for other meals. Nothing is wasted.
I've made many presents and cards from recycled craft materials so saving on travelling to shops and spending money on gifts.
I can only put a figure on the cash we had lying around and this money has gone towards my Christmas extravagance of a 'real tree'. I have £28 loose change left.
So from my invisible pot I've managed to pay for Christmas and also have some change - can't be bad.
Thank you Sft for organising the sealed pot challenge. Sorry I couldn't stick to the rules but I find that I save by not spending rather than putting money away that I might have spent - if you see what I mean!
I am linking my Advent Garland to KC's Court this year for a really Advent Bloggy Christmas.
PS Carol has given you a clue as to where to find Snowy on yesterday's post. If you didn't find him - read her comment. He's an easy find today.