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Reflecting About What The Holiday Means To Us: Share What Holiday Means To YOU!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can’t believe how fast we’ve gotten to the holiday season but I can say I’m super excited about it. For me the holidays are a great time to be reminded of how fortunate we all are and also a great time to spend with family and loved ones. Also, with me being a December baby I’m always thankful to be able to enjoy another chapter of my life after 25. As a part of the holiday spirit I would love to share with you what the Holidays mean to me and it would be great to hear what the holidays mean to you all!

Holiday means saving for presents for all my babies and making sure I’ve budgeted for my vacation time. During the year I work hard to put together a Holiday Budget so I’ll be able to do something awesome for my birthday and make sure I can travel to spend time with family and friends.

Holiday means family… whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or bringing in the New Year. I love that I’ll get a chance to spend time with family, friends and different people I care about. This year I’m super thankful that I’ll also be able to take a vacation and visit my best friend and niece and nephew.

Holiday means memories… as we get a chance to spend time with loved ones it means we’ll be adding new wonderful memories to our life’s timeline. My niece is just about to turn 2 and my nephew will be 8 months soon, creating memories with them at this young age is so important to me. In fact, I’m even thinking about buying a wand and wings so I can bring to life a real fairy Godmother, lol.

There are so many ways that different people celebrate the holidays world wide. But if you’re looking for awesome ideas to make your holidays special, check out Sun Trust’s Holiday Guide. With this Holiday Guide and different Holiday Resources, you’ll be able to put together the right budget for all your festivities. At the end of the day we still want you to have a great time without breaking the bank… and one of the best gifts you can give yourself is financial freedom.

The holidays are for focusing on moments that matter. But for many Americans, financial stress can get in the way. This year, you can make small changes that make a big difference for your financial well-being.


In this holiday planning guide, you’ll find tips for getting organized and making a plan for holiday spending so you can feel confident in your ability to stay on track with your budget. You’ll see how other Americans are shopping, traveling, celebrating and giving in ways that make the holidays cost less, but mean more.

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For more holiday planning advice visit  holiday resources


Meaningful spending made easy with a budgeting tool to help you make a plan and stay on track with your holiday spending.  Download here.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.

About the Author

Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women’s magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you’re 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 “Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On”

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