Yes, you did read that date right! So, did you overspend this year? We have always spent within our means, the early years we had no money, then we had some, then the shop went under and we didn't have any again! Such is life. When the boys were younger we would fund their presents to each other and us but we insisted on purchases from a charity (thrift) shop. We were trying to instill that it's not about how much you spent at Christmas, it was about thinking of someone and choosing something appropriate. We got through a lot of jigsaws and books over the years LOL!
So in prep for next Christmas I can recommend this system. Get 52 envelopes and mark them 1-52 for the number of weeks in the year.
Now you can either work up the numbers, put £1 in week 1, £2 in week 2 etc OR you can go backwards and start with week 52 OR you can just pull out an envelope each week depending how flush you are :)
Oh, and you really don't need to do this, but, well, you know, crafters can't resist :)