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Deck the Halls with money-saving ideas

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Change up your holiday decorating on a dime

While there is something to be said for tradition, changing up your holiday decor can be fun! If the thought of spending too much money on decorations has been holding you back, here are some fun, pocket-friendly ideas for decorating your cottage! "Nothing says winter like a fresh evergreen wreath and a festive ribbon hung on the front door. Make it personal with pinecones, colored bulbs, a string of cranberries, even a single strand of battery-operated mini-lights." Just one lightbulb can make a huge difference! Try trading your porch light for a fun color like green or red! The mantle is a great place for decorating. Add some candles and evergreen touches for instant holiday spirit!

Deck the Halls with money-saving ideas

The holiday season is stuffed full of traditions from the Thanksgiving turkey to the New Year’s toast. There’s Grandma’s pumpkin pie, Aunt Betty’s green bean casserole, the flocked Christmas tree in the living room and new flooring throughout. What? Yes, years ago winter entertaining also became synonymous with the annual assessment of everything from the dining table to the family room furniture to the wall-to-wall carpet. Before you max out your credit card without even buying a gift, hold your sleigh full of horses. A few intentionally-placed updates and decorations could be just the thing to take your home from drab to fab for holiday entertaining. 

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