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Celebrating Christmas does not need to cost an arm and a leg. There is no need to buy expensive gifts for your loved ones or prepare a lavish feast. With that in mind, here we will briefly tackle some of the best ways to make Christmas special and memorable without the need to spend a fortune.
Give Christmas Cards
If you are looking for an inexpensive gift that will allow you to spread the holiday vibes, consider a DIY Christmas card. To make it even more special, Think of Christmas phrases or sayings that will say exactly how you feel.
You can also write a heartfelt personal message to the recipient.
Stay away from boring and ordinary cards. Why not give away photo insert cards or use online Christmas photo card templates.
You can use your family’s photo or a photo of your pet to add spice to the card!
Create your Own Christmas Décor
You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on a new tree, lights, and ornaments just to get in the spirit of the season. You can make your own cheap Christmas decorations.
To make it more memorable, do it as a family. Make it a bonding activity with the kids.
You can even use their artwork for decorating the tree.
My kids often make paper ornaments at school and decorate the tree with them 🙂
Pinecones and evergreens also make great rustic decorations. You can even use recycled old fabrics with colors that will remind you of the season.
Invest in Activities
To make Christmas epic without going broke, think of free activities that will make the season more special. For instance, as a family, you can go around the neighborhood to sing Christmas carols and spread holiday cheer.
If you live in a place with snow, take the family outside to create a snowman, go sledding, and have fun.
You can also prepare a special Christmas breakfast while having everyone involved. Or, watch a Christmas-themed movie while eating gingerbread cookies.
Look for Local Entertainment
If you are spending the holidays at home instead of traveling, check out the happenings within the neighborhood. Chances are, there is a local event, such as concerts in a park or a kid-friendly gathering.
This way, you can take out the family for Christmas without the need to empty your pocketbook.
Do Something for Others
A charitable act this Christmas is one of the sure-fire ways to make the celebration extra-special. Some might instantly ditch the idea thinking that they have to spend a lot.
Truth is, you do not need to be ultra-rich to share your blessings with other people. It does not take a lot to make homemade cookies and to give it to other people, such as in a nursing home for the elderly.
You can also do a purge of your closet and give away things that you no longer use.
See, you can most definitely celebrate Christmas without the need for a lot of money. After all, what matters most is that you are with the people you love. That is the true spirit of the season. Happy holidays!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.