Decorating my home for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do each holiday season. It’s even turned into a bit of a family tradition.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we start the day off at my grandma’s house to help her get down her Christmas decorations from a high shelf in her garage and then we help her to set up her tree and decorate her house. After that, we usually have lunch.
In the afternoon we trek across town to decorate my house. We drag all the Christmas decorations up from the basement and spend most of the afternoon setting up and decorating my tree and the rest of my house to make it festive.
Supper is usually eaten at my mom and dads, after which we help them drag their Christmas stuff up from their basement. Because they have a full-size tree (Grandma and I don’t), it takes a bit longer to get it set up. By then we are usually exhausted and all decorated out for the day. In fact, sometimes we don’t even get to this part of the process until Sunday.
With all this experience decorating 3 houses for Christmas each year, you could say I’m pretty much an expert on making things look festive without spending any money. Yep, that’s right. It usually costs me $0 to deck the halls for Christmas. Here’s how: