Our home is almost ready for our first holiday celebration. We’re hosting Christmas Eve this year and it feels so nice to have a place to call ours.
The boys are excited about the news and spent most of the weekend helping me prepare for the upcoming holiday. Decorating our home for Christmas has always been one of my favorite things to do. I think I get a bit extra with my decorations because we didn’t get to dress up our home back in North Jersey since we were moving. We didn’t even put up a Christmas tree.
Since then, we’ve made a pact to make our home look and feel like Christmas — more so for the kids and the pups. Below are three Christmas decoration ideas for families on a budget:
1. Make use of your child’s toys.
At any given moment, you can find toys around our home. We used tiny LEGO pieces to spell out “Merry Christmas” to place on our bookshelf that’s right at the entrance. It really ties in the idea of kids and being creative during the holidays. I love seeing it every morning and might make it a tradition every year.
2. Bring out different features from your living space.
We have a space heater that looks like a fireplace and it’s perfect for hanging up stockings. It’s a great place to sit and wrap presents and take in every moment. We haven’t put up our tree yet, so this little area has turned into our Christmas corner for the time being.
3. Purchase necessary items.
It’s true, you might not have everything you need at home to decorate your home for Christmas. Heading over to your favorite store before December begins can help you save on select items. One thing I like to do is purchase things that are multi-functional. It makes it easier to decide on how I’d like to use the item.
Have you started decorating your home for Christmas?