December 19, 2017
It is estimated that Santa brings gifts to nearly 330 million children worldwide every year. Of course, what percentage of that number represents “good children” and what percentage represents those who are just getting lumps of coal we’ll never know, since the Nice/Naughty list is a closely guarded secret that’s held under high security at the North Pole. What we do know is that the cost of delivering so many toys and presents must be astronomical. After all, Santa has to visit hundreds of millions of homes in a single night, a feat that is bound to have some expensive logistical hurdles. And that’s not even taking into account the manufacturing costs for all those toy trains, wooden soldiers, candy canes, and—let’s be honest—iPhones. Of course, the elves also have to be paid for their labor, and chances are there’s an elf union that negotiates some pretty good benefits. And you know that Santa’s hard-working reindeer probably go through an awful lot of hay and apples to keep up the energy for their round-the-world journey.
While in all seriousness we may know that “Santa” is actually the result of the collective efforts of hundreds of millions of hard-working parents all over the world, there’s still a certain magic to the Santa Claus tradition, and for many parents it’s important to maintain that for their children. However, even the most hard-working parents often find themselves strapped for cash during the height of the holiday season. Fortunately, car title loans in Kansas City, Gladstone, St. Joseph, and Overland Park can bring a little bit of relief when it is needed, helping to keep “Santa” at the top of his game.
Gifts for Kids
Buying gifts for your kids is one of the most fun parts of the holiday season, but it can also be stressful, confusing, and more expensive than you expect. Some of the most popular toys this year include Hatchimals, Fingerlings, and, of course, the Nintendo Switch. Of course, the prices for those can be all over the place. Fingerlings may cost less than $20, while a Nintendo Switch will run you more than $200.
That said, what’s on your children’s wish lists will vary based on how old they are. Older children and teenagers may want things like iPhones or iPads, a pair of designer sneakers, or a musical instrument. That can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 or even more. Add in the fact that the holidays are also a great time for more practical gifts like a new winter coat, and gift costs can really add up, especially for a family of four or more. So how do you make sure there are plenty of presents under the tree, even when Santa is strapped for cash? Car title loans in Kansas City can help you out!
Besides the big-ticket presents, Christmas morning just wouldn’t be the same without those smaller presents that are stuffed into your stockings. While stocking stuffers are generally more inexpensive because they are small, stockings are big enough to hold gadgets like Apple Watches or more expensive gifts like jewelry, too. And it’s not uncommon for Santa to leave an envelope full of gift cards or cash.
Let’s Not Forget…
Of course, families all over the world—and all over the Kansas City, Gladstone, St. Joseph, and the Overland Park area—celebrate a wide variety of winter holidays, from Christmas to Kwanzaa to Hanukkah and lots more! While the traditions and specific observations for these holidays vary from family to family, many of them involve exchanging gifts, which means that parents especially are likely to feel the pinch of a tightened winter budget.
Whether you’re Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, or any other faith, children all over the world have a lot of things in common and tend to want a lot of the same things when it comes time to receive a gift. So whatever you celebrate, if you find yourself strapped for cash this holiday season, you can find relief with the help of car title loans in Kansas City.
Regardless of what holiday or holidays you celebrate this winter, you’re bound to find yourself attending—or even hosting—a number of holiday parties, events, and other get-togethers. It may be a holiday party at work, a winter program at your children’s school, a Christmas play or musical at a local theater—such as the Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which, for many Kansas City families, is a can’t-miss holiday tradition—photos at the local shopping mall with Santa Claus, or a trip to visit friends or family.
Hosting can definitely be expensive, but even just attending a holiday gathering can carry a hefty price tag. You might have to buy tickets, and you may need a new outfit to make a good impression, especially at that office holiday party. If your kids are in a school pageant or program, you may need to help pay for costumes or set decorations. And of course, if you’re hosting a holiday party this year, you’ll need to buy food and drink, decorations, invitations, and everything else that goes into making your holiday party a success. And if people are coming over—whether they’re friends, family, or coworkers—you’ll want you home to look its best, including plenty of seasonal décor. Luckily, if all the merriment and festivities threaten to consume the family budget, car title loans in Kansas City can help!
Car Title Loans to the Rescue!
Car title loans from Midwest Title Loans in Kansas City range anywhere from $150 to $5,000, meaning that you can get a loan that’s tailored to the amount you need this holiday season. All it takes is a car with a lien-free title and a photo ID, and you can get started today with no credit check! Just come by one of our convenient Midwest Title Loans locations in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Overland Park, or Gladstone, and you can drive off in your own car with the cash you need in as few as 20 minutes!
Give Santa (or Whomever!) a Break this Season
Obviously, Santa can save a bundle if he/she shops for bargains and sticks to a budget, but you really can’t put a price on the look of delight in your children’s eyes when they come rushing down the stairs to see bursting stockings and gifts galore piled under the tree. Parents of all faiths and cultures take great pride and pleasure in sharing the warmth and merriment of the holiday season with their families, and nobody wants the holidays to be spoiled by worrying too much about money. It’s good to know that there are resources available to put quick cash in your hands when you need it. Car title loans are always available during the holiday season, and they can be a lifesaver when you need to finish out that holiday shopping. Just contact Midwest Title Loans in Kansas City today, or get started now by filling out our Online Title Loan Information Sheet, and let us help make your season merry and bright!