Free Christmas Cheer

I haven’t posted much about Christmas because frankly, I haven’t done much for Christmas. I just can’t justify spending money on Christmas ornaments and decorations when I’ve got a mortgage and a car payment and I want to eat dinner. So here’s my poor man’s (almost free) Christmas cheer:

Zsa Zsa thinks the decorations are all her new toys.

Zsa Zsa thinks the decorations are all her new toys. And yes, there’s tester paint all over the walls. I swear I’ll paint this room soon.

 

I strung up all the cards we got with some red yarn and looped them around our curtain rod, the green garland is a 15 footer from the Dollar Tree, the snowman and penguin in the window and the Santa on the left were given to us, and the apothecary is a year round piece ($12 at Tj Maxx) filled with more of the same garland strand and about $8 worth of, you guessed it, Dollar Tree ornaments. Fa la la la la!

Tip: Once Christmas is over take a good look at your cards, because chances are you can cut them up and use them as gift tags next year. Take the one with the string of lights: cut in fourths it will tag four gifts! And the santa? That top corner and tip of his hat would be another great tag!

Tip: Once Christmas is over take a good look at your cards, because chances are you can cut them up and use them as gift tags next year. Take the one with the string of lights: cut in fourths it will tag four gifts! And the Santa one? That top corner with the tip of his hat would be another great tag!

 

How awesome is the Batman Santa card? He’s my favorite!!

We’re pretty stingy about who we send cards out to, we mostly send them to people we are grateful for (a friend’s mom who made us some lovely quilts, my bff and her family that adopted one of our foster dogs, etc) and family we don’t get to see too often (my godparents, some of Matt’s family in other states). But we do love getting the cards, so thank you everyone!

 

This jar is an awesome way to enjoy sparkly ornaments without having a million pieces of glitter scattered all over the house.

This jar is an awesome way to enjoy sparkly ornaments without having a million pieces of glitter scattered all over the house.

 

I can’t wait to fill this guy up with Valentine’s, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving goodies as the seasons change. And maybe I’ll add one or two more jars to the mix as well.

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7 thoughts on “Free Christmas Cheer

  1. the christmas card / gift tag idea is GENIUS! I love your little decorations šŸ™‚ I don’t go all-out either. we have so little space in our house that I only set up a little IKEA Lack table and that’s pretty much all the decorating I do. I put some cute tchochkes on it and stack presents around. but this year I took one of my nice white serving dishes, filled it with candy canes and leftover ornaments and it looks super snazzy!

    • hot damn- you can have presents and ornaments laying out in the open and Cole doesn’t destroy them???! It’s a Christmas miracle! šŸ™‚ I can only dream of such a thing.

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