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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

5 simple tips for a frugal Christmas

1} set a budget for gifts - and stick to it!  Instead of three gifts per person, give one.

2} give handmade gifts - there are so many simple, yet nice, DIY gifts out there, so get searching for ideas!

3} set a budget for Christmas dinner and keep the food simple - who said fancy is better?  Focus more on the people than on the food.

4} decorate using things already around the house or yard - get creative!

5} stay home - stay out of the store and do something fun and free at home with your family.


3 comments:

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Great tips! Love the way you decorate with what you have!

Amy said...

Good tips! I have set these similar goals this year as well! We come in very under budget on the kids this year, even doing 3 gifts a piece (but then again you have 4 to buy for where as I only have 2). We really bought 3 things we knew they would play with for more than a day, plus to our kids a small gift is a big deal (we don't do much buying unless it is Christmas or a birthday). Luckily we don't have much space to actually decorate ;-) less really is more! I also bought some cheap fabric and made a few decorations this year. Not only do I love homemade stuff, it was such a budget helper! We are invited to sooooo many Christmas gatherings that I am nervous about my budget there. I am really staying out of the store and keeping hard core to my lists and menus. This time of year is so hard!

Keep it up Sarah! I know you and Matt are doing a great job!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Love those tips! Especially to stay home—not only do we save money, but we're happier too; it's so nice just to spend time together.