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It’s that time again! The holiday season is here and we can feel and see it as we travel to our local stores and go through our mail. Sometimes you need to decorate for the holidays on a budget. Here are a few tips and tricks for making money stretch while holiday decorating.

Lite it up 

Find great deals after the holidays and purchase your holidays lights for the following year. Use Christmas string lights or LED rope light to spell holidays sayings and or to draw out figures and light them up.

Size doesn’t matter

In most eyes any decorated tree will stand out. A smaller tree requires fewer lights and ornaments while still fully decorating the tree. With a smaller tree the location can be more open as it allows you more flexibility on placement.

Green Tree 

We can invest in a pine tree and only have use of it once or we can continue working on our limited budget and purchase an artificial tree where it can be reused and reused. No need to miss the smell of a live tree. You can scent your artificial tree with a pine smell air freshener that you can easily hide in the tree itself.

Pick and Choose

There are lots of projects that can be worked on with your children and or family. For more affordable holiday crafting, use tools and materials you already have at home. Inexpensive items like leftover trimmings, buttons and rickrack can be made into greetings cards. Take out your left over project yarn, or raffia and make them into bows. Store bought wrapping paper can be purchased as low as a dollar a roll. Hanging old toys on the Christmas tree spreads joy and can create new ornaments for the entire family. Invent your natural ornaments by filling glass-ball ornaments with sprigs of holly, bayberry, and evergreens. The list can go on and on.

Decorating your home for the holidays on a budget can be fun and it can be a time where you spend time as a family. The holidays can be enjoyed by all even when we are tight on money.

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