What are your "Hip" & Frugal Holiday Tips?
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Since I am all about being hip (or at least, I try to be 😉 ) and frugal, I was hoping that we could all share some of our best-kept holiday savings tips and tricks. Here are a few of mine…
* Send a Christmas postcard (only 28¢ postage) versus a Holiday card in an envelope (44¢ postage)
* Wrap presents with the comic strip section of the newspaper, magazines or consider using brown paper grocery bags that can be decorated with stamps, markers and more.
* Purchase wallet size photos of your kiddos/family, laminate them, and then use them as gift tags.
* Make your own home-made holiday decorations… my kiddos love to collect pine-cones. Spray the tips gold or silver, place them in a holiday bowl and you have an instant holiday centerpiece!
And check out this email that I received from reader, Sommer…
I thought I would pass along this money saving tip that has really helped us this year. With the upcoming holidays, buy 12 (or more if you wish) turkeys when they are on sale – $0.39 or less per pound. I averaged around $0.28 cents a pound for all of mine. Plan to make one once a month throughout the year. Yesterday, we cooked our last turkey & it really helped with our meat bill this year especially since we stretch it to last for about 5 dinners for our family of 5 (turkey dinner, casseroles, pot pies and so on).
How do you stretch your holiday budget when it comes to buying gifts, decorating your home, preparing meals etc.?