Christmas is just around the corner!!!
Are you looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit? Do you miss the soft glow of the Christmas tree at night? Does the thought of this year’s festivities give you a slight tingle in your pants? (Yes, Yes, and Yes!)
Every year, I try to get into the Christmas spirit, but the truth of the matter is Christmas will never be just like it was at home. I don’t have the funds, the storage, nor the vast collection of previous year’s decorations at my disposal. I always try to decorate the house and get into the Christmas mood, but it seems like each year I find myself living in a new place, and starting from scratch.
Which is why I was determined to have my own Christmas Tree this year AND not spend a fortune on it. I ended up with my very own Christmas tree, all for under $40! How did I do it? Amazon.com and The Dollar Store.
First off, I bought a 4 foot Christmas tree from Amazon.com. I don’t necessarily have space in my house for a full tree yet, and in the interest of saving money I decided to go with the fake tree, as much as it hurts to do so. The best option is the 4′ Charlie Pine Artificial Christmas Tree. It costs roughly ~$12 plus shipping, which is a steal if you ask me. It’s perfect if you have a little table or a stand that you can prop the tree up on to get the “height” typical trees should be. Although the tree in the above link is a little sparse, with the right kind of decorations and additional pine garland, you can really fill it up.
After you get the tree, it’s time to decorate it! This is where a trip to your local Dollar Store will be very helpful. Stores like The Dollar Tree carry TONS of Christmas decorations, all for –yes you guessed it– a dollar! You can see their collection of Christmas tree decorations and other items here. Here are some of the items I bought recently:
The decorations cost all but $17 bucks. The lights cost $3 from my local supermarket.
And a look at the final product!
Yu Live, Yu Learn