A Guide to Holiday Decorating – on a Budget
You want to deck the halls this holiday season, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process. Would you rather spend as much of your Christmas budget as you can on gifts for your loved ones? Well, you are in luck! The following holiday decorating tips will show you how to spread the holiday cheer through your home in Ottawa on a budget.
Shop in advance
Stores often put their Christmas items on clearance after the holiday season, so why not start shopping for decorations early with a gift card you received from a loved one. Don’t settle for a Christmas item that isn’t at least 50% off. Stores want you to take these decorations off their hands, so make it worth your while. Remember, Christmas decoration shopping is best done in January!
You can make beautiful ornaments using items you can find outside during the holiday season. Gather some pinecones and balsam fir tips, spruce them up a bit with some silver spray paint and arrange them in a decorative bowl. Sure, you can buy such an item at the store, but this kind of decoration doesn’t take a lot of time and will save you money.
Take a trip down memory lane
You can take some time this holiday season to go through your photo albums and take some of the best and most memorable photos and display them around your house. If you have older kids, help them relive what it was like to find all the presents Santa left for them when they were young. This type of exercise costs no money and can deliver a sense of wonder and excitement that can go away when you get older.
When it comes to festive ambiance, nothing works quite as well as the warm glow of candles. Your dining room table needs to have decorative candles as a centrepiece. Consider grouping a number of candles (of different heights and colours) on a ceramic Christmas dish. You can have tea lights scattered throughout your home to spread the holiday warmth throughout your house.
None of this is possible without a home to decorate. If you are looking for a place where you can create lasting memories for your family and friends for this holiday seasons (and each holiday season to come), the Geoff & Bobbie Team can help with your hunt for the perfect home in Ottawa, Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, or the surrounding areas.