Wow, the holiday season is fast approaching! We’ve barely put away the dishes for Thanksgiving and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza. With these tough economic times anything we can do to save money is a bonus. It is possible to decorate your home for the holidays on a budget while keeping the kids busy and enjoying a little family togetherness. That’s what the season is all about, celebrating with family and friends.
A pack of construction paper in different colors, some ribbon, scissors, and glue can go a long way in creating decorations for your home. Old holiday cards can be recycled into decorations by cutting out pictures on the front of the cards and pasting them on a background of colored construction paper. These can be used as decorations for your Christmas tree or placed on your mantel or walls to create some holiday spirit.
Your children’s wallet size school pictures or even 3 X 5 photos can be mounted on a piece of construction paper or placed in a frame of popsicle sticks with a ribbon attached—you can even add a handwritten message like Christmas 2009 at the bottom. These are great for your home or even as a gift for family, especially grandparents.
Snowflakes, draedels, menorahs, or Kwanza candelabras can be cut out of construction paper to decorate your home or windows.
Be creative! These are simple ways to get the whole family involved, keep your kids busy, and get your house decorated without breaking the bank.
Good luck and Happy Holidays from Motherhood Incorporated!
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