There are usually two types of people right around the holidays and the difference is all on how much one is prepared for the activities surrounding gift giving and decorations. Some prefer to plan early and get the gifts, decorations and trees early in advance whereas others prefer to wait till last minute, hoping to grab a quick décor item to at least feel like they have put in some effort. By now, you know that it’s much more beneficial to belong to the first category instead of the second and that’s why this guide will show you how to make your holiday plans budget friendly and still stand out.
Create a Rustic Appeal with Your Décor
A rustic appeal is still stylish if done right. Rustic basically means you get very traditional with certain aspects of your decorations. For example, by the Christmas trees you can go for a small nativity scene complete with lights and hay. You can get very cheap nativity sets during the year at barely a fraction of the cost they will be at the end of the year. Secondly, by keeping your décor simple and traditional, you get to save money to spend on lights and exterior décor which may require some bit more attention.
Grow Your Own Christmas Trees
One idea that is slowly catching up is growing your own small christmas trees. If you have a yard where you can grow a number of trees, you can turn Christmas into a cash making business, by simply growing extra trees in pots and leasing or selling them during the holidays. Your neighbors will definitely love you for presenting a cheaper option and you can plant the trees once they get fully mature. This not only helps the environment but you stand to earn a pretty tidy sum if you are responsible and diligent enough to see it through.
Create a DIY Christmas Display
There are tons of DIY videos on making your own decorations and display. This will not only save you money, but you can turn the activity into an enjoyable one which will bring your whole family together. Ensure you factor in good visuals in your designs if you are planning on doing sketches or artwork.
A display is also never truly complete without some great scents to go around the house. There is no point in your house looking great but the scent is still blunt. Use flowers and herbs to create a great aroma around the room. Furthermore, adding quality incense by the fireplace will go well with the Christmas tree. You can choose a fir scent that will remind you of the woods and make Christmas a full sensory experience for your family.
In conclusion, by simply focusing on what’s already available, you can greatly reduce your spending and keep your house looking great. Once the holidays are over, your house will still retain an elegant scent and you will have more trees in your backyard.