Frugal Holiday Decorating

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Discount Debbie

holiday decorating

I like a happy and bright holiday as much as the next person. I love the bright and shiny decorations and the act of getting the house ready for the Christmas season. One thing I don’t like is the cost of decorating on top of the cost of giving. These are a few ways that our family saves while still enjoying a decorative season.

No Electric Decorations

One of the highest costs during the holiday season is electricity. You have Christmas lights and moving lawn ornaments. Saving money during the season of celebration can be as simple as not plugging anything in this year. Let your lawn ornaments simply stand as sculptures. Your Christmas tree can sparkle with glittery garlands instead of strings of bulbs. No need for spotlights or light timers. Not only will this lower your holiday bill, it will remove frustration from untangling lights and reduce fire hazards as well.

Dollar Stores

Dollar stores are a wonderful place to look for decorations. There are nativity scenes. There are Christmas fridge magnets. There are window clings that look like gingerbread men and candy canes. There are also tubes of shiny Christmas tree decorations, turtle dove sets, and a variety of sparkly garlands. There are wrapping paper and bows. There are even Christmas mugs to meet your hot chocolate needs. We were able to get all these items for our home at our local dollar store for about twenty five dollars.

Go Fake 

Holiday blooms such as poinsettias and amaryllis are toxic to pets and humans alike. To avoid costly vet or medical bills buys the fake versions of these plants. They will also be usable in future years. Also consider getting LED candles instead of  of regular candles. Once again, these items are safer for children and are less of a fire hazard.


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