Santa has a budget this Christmas! In this project, students will have to add and subtract the cost of their Christmas list items to help Santa stay under budget. The focus of this is giving students a chance to practically practice adding and subtracting decimals, but it also meets Tennessee's 5th grade economics and writing standards. After they have completed their budget, students must write a letter to Santa justifying their budget. Student instructions, prompt, budget tracker, teacher instructions, and special Christmas paper are included. This is on PowerPoint so you may edit the numbers/instructions as needed.