This page will give you more frugal ideas for Christmas gifts and decorations on a budget.
It is possible to buy some frugal Christmas decorations from the thrift and pound stores, but even then you can end up still spending quite a bit.
I've always enjoyed making a lot of my own decorations for the house and the tree; it can also be fun to get others involved too. After all isn't Christmas meant to be about togetherness? Here are some frugal ideas on how to make your own decorations.
These are just some do it yourself Christmas decoration ideas, I’m sure many of you have your own frugal ideas and suggestions for making decorations. Why not share them with us and help make Christmas time even more colourful and fun for everyone on a budget.
I get a real bee in my bonnet every year when I think about all the money wasted, not to mention the waste of resources, on Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
Even if you buy your cards in bulk they can still work out quite expensive if you have lots of people to send to.
When you think that most people simply throw paper and cards away after the holidays, it really does seem like a terrible waste.
A great tip for reusing your old Christmas cards, especially cards which have a horizontal picture, is to save them every year and then instead of sending everyone a Christmas card, send them a Christmas postcard.
Simply cut off the back of the card and write your message on one side of the reverse and their postal address on the other side. This will not only save you money but will also be something different for your friends and family to receive.
Wrapping paper can also be expensive and is discarded immediately once the present has been opened.
Why not buy some inexpensive brown paper on a roll and decorate it your self using children’s paint, sponges, cut-outs or make a collage of pictures of Christmassy things cut from magazines.
Of course one of the most expensive outlays at Christmas time is gift buying. If you're really stuck for something to buy someone, or you really don’t want to spend much, then why not give the gift of your time?
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