We have a fun time decorating our home for the holidays! What is even more fun about it is that we get to open and use NEW decorations each Christmas (along with all of our old, we just keep adding!). Since we got married 10 years ago, we have not bought Christmas decorations and used them in the same year.
What do I mean by this? Well, after Christmas each year, we hit the after Christmas clearances for all of our decorations. We have accumulated very nice things for very little. We buy them when they go really cheap and store with our Christmas corner in our storage. Then, when Christmas time comes, we get to pull them out and open them up and it is so fun to see what we got and how we can use it each year! It is like Christmas before Christmas and makes the decorating that much more fun!
Throughout the season, we look out for some fun decorations that we would like and then go back and get them after Christmas for next year and following- the most we have paid is 50% off! Many times we are able to get what we want for 60% or more off!
I was really excited this year as we were able to get a 7ft. pre-lighted white tree for our living room last year for $15! We pulled it out yesterday and decorated it – it was so fun and it is great to have a fun new decoration! This was a $125 tree! It was the last one we could find last year, but what fun to have and a blessing for so cheap!
So, keep your eye out, and if you can, hold off and wait until after Christmas and get it for next year! You will be excited to open it then, and be thankful for the low cost!