The holidays are all about spending time with good friends and loved ones. Whether you’re opening your Atlantic Builders home in Fredericksburg to guests or simply enjoying it with your family, there are a number of ways to surround yourself with the best parts of the season AND save money for more important things… like gifts!
Choosing a Bold Christmas Tree
You can get away with a smaller tree if it’s a less traditional color or tree type. The bolder the color, the more of an impact it makes, while costing less than a big evergreen. If you're looking to save money, and help the environment this season, invest in an artificial tree to use for years to come! Your family could start a new tradition and try a couple homemade ornaments for a personalized look.
Hanging a Festive Wreath
Wreaths can come in all different styles, sizes and materials, so it’s an easy do-it-yourself decoration. Gather natural elements from your yard or nearby park, or check out a sale at your local arts and crafts store. Hang it on your front door to spread the cheer with neighbors and passersby!
Getting a Head Start on Gifts
Wrapping gifts is already on your to-do list, so why not start early and use them in your festive décor! Some colorful wrapping paper and bows can also add some cheer placed under your tree in the mean time! The dollar store has all the materials you need, and will help you stay on budget if you choose to add a couple faux presents as well!
Using Colors of the Season
If you stick with certain color schemes, you’ve got the making of a festive home even if your décor isn’t specific to the holidays. Household items or natural elements in reds, greens, silvers, golds, blues and whites can help evoke the feeling of the holidays. Cover mantles, tabletops, dressers and more with your favorite colors of the season.
Incorporating Holiday Scents
What aromas remind you of the holidays? Hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, pine needles, cinnamon… whatever it is, fill your home with it! Bake cookies with your family or create a hot chocolate bar for any guests who stop by. Use scented candles and air fresheners as an affordable way to fill your home with a feeling of the holidays!
You CAN enjoy the holidays and turn your home into a winter wonderland without breaking the bank. Whether it’s some DIY decorations or a few sensory touches in your home, your family won’t want to spend the holidays anywhere else!