Ways To Save Money On Christmas Trees & Decorations

by Pam on December 9, 2009

ways to save money this Christmas on your Christmas tree and decorationsA great way to save money on your Christmas tree this year is to buy a nice artificial tree that you can use for more than just one season.  Although a good quality artificial tree may be more expensive than purchasing a real tree, if you use it for ten or more years, you will save a lot of money in the long run.  You will also eliminate the hassle and mess of a real tree, and you will be able to pack it away in a box to use next year.  Don’t buy a really cheap tree because it will likely end up being poor in quality and then you won’t be able to use it for as many years.  It’s better to pay a bit more now and then have it last you for a long time.

As for decorations, if you like to decorate the outside of your home with Christmas lights, purchase good quality LED lights which will be bound to last for more than one year.  LED lights are a good choice as they use less electricity than the traditional lights and your electricity bill will attest to that.

To decorate your Christmas tree, you can find some great deals at dollar stores.  There’s no need to pay a lot of money to decorate your tree.  If you look hard enough, you will be able to find all kinds of treasures and you won’t have to break your budget to make your tree beautiful.

If you have kids that are getting antsy during the Christmas holidays, you can put them to work in making homemade Christmas tree decorations out of popcorn and colored paper.  Paper chains are always a lot of fun to make and they can be strung around the tree.

Gift wrap can be inexpensive if you purchase large rolls and use them for more than one season.  A great way to save money is to purchase wrapping paper immediately after Christmas as it will be on sale, and then you can store it to use for the following year.  The same goes for Christmas ribbon and bows.

The best way to save money during the Christmas season is to plan ahead.  Don’t put yourself in the position of having to buy everything last minute, because then you will be sure to pay full price for everything instead of taking advantages of sales throughout the year.  By planning ahead, you will also be able to eliminate the stresses that come with last minute preparations and shopping.

Christmas is still a little more than two weeks away.  You’ve still got time!  Happy holiday preparations!

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