One of the great ways we keep track of our Christmas spending is to make a list, check it twice and write down how much each item costs. Santa does much the same, except of course, the money part.
Here’s a nifty little spreadsheet we’ve used the past few years to help us keep track. It’s a Google Spreadsheet, so all you need to do is login to Google, make a copy of the spreadsheet, and customize it the way you want. There is some sample data on each tab, but all you’ll need to do add the names to the first tab and they’ll show up in a nice little pivot table on the second tab. No programming needed.
We found this especially helpful when trying to balance the amounts each of our children get.
You can also download it as an Excel spreadsheet if you’d like!