Thursday, January 18, 2018

Budget Friendly Holidays

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great Christmas! :) 

If you're like me, now that the holidays are over you're thinking of next year.  Sometimes all those ideas that you see during the holidays can get lost in the shuffle, because well let's face it, you're busy. Now that we are into the new year and are at a lull of the holiday season for a bit, now's the time to be planning on how to save for next year. Especially since you probably just put all your Christmas decorations away and still know what you have! 
Planning ahead is a great way to save money. Holidays can be expensive so I brought Stephanie on board to share some ways to save while still celebrating the spirit of Christmas. 

Decorate Your Home For Holidays In A Budget Friendly Way

We believe that we spoiled you already with generously sharing all the tips and tricks on how to make the best out of holidays while still staying on the budget. Well, guess what? We will continue to do so.

And how can we not want to do this when Christmas is just around the corner. How to make sure that your little ones will experience a true magic of Christmas without having to spend so much money on fancy things?

Since you already made Halloween super interesting without having to delve into your pockets too deep, we strongly believe that you’ll make your own Santa come down the chimney by simply following some of these tips.

Make a Run for the Thrift Shop
Holidays are beautiful but they are around only once a year and it’s good reason for you not to spend too much on brand new decorations for your Christmas tree every time. Instead of exclusive shopping in big malls and shopping centers for decorations, visiting thrift shops and hitting garage sales if any in your vicinity may work well for your budget. Also, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get the products of lesser quality.

With a little bit of imagination and creativity, you can even go for various DIY sets and try making your own decorations instead of buying new ones. Apart from the fact that this will be good for your wallet, it may even bring the family together and supplement to the overall Christmas spirit in the house.

At the end of it all, holidays are about getting together with your family, isn’t it?

Spice Up And/Or Sweeten the Christmas
Once again, Halloween is no longer here so you won’t have to worry about the treats. However, having all kinds of sweets around your house will certainly supplement the festive atmosphere in the house.

Better yet, you should put your culinary skills to the test and try making some homemade delicious Christmas treats. Serve them around the house so every visitor can get a good snack when they decide to visit your lovely home.


Arrange For Your Own Santa
Keeping the Christmas tradition and arranging for a visit from a Santa is almost imperative for every family blessed to have kids around the house. While Santa’s can be quite busy (and costly) during the busiest time of the year, you may want to shop for a Santa outfit and arrange for some of the family’s friends or relatives to fill in Santa’s shoes.

It might sound a bit funny but it can actually work quite well as someone who knows you and your little ones can roleplay much better than someone from the outside. Also, you’ll have all the time you need to work on the Santa’s visit and the entire scenario.

Last but not the least, it will cost less. You may need to return the favor (maybe return the visit dressed up as Santa), but it’s all part of the process. Most important thing is to make holidays unforgettable to your family and to have a good and pleasant time.

Can't wait to hear all about the new Christmas ideas you try! 


Post a Comment