Frugal Christmas Ideas

This holiday season we have been focusing on frugal Christmas ideas. We have been amazed by the amount of ideas we came up with that cost little or no money.  There is no doubt that with a little effort you can get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Many of these are things we normally do every year.  We just didn’t realize how much we did until we listed them out.  These Christmas traditions and ideas are another way we keep our holiday stress free. So take a look at this list and see if there are things you could try or add to your own list.     

Our List of Frugal Christmas Ideas:

  1. Decorate your house and tree.
  2. Make paper snowflakes.
  3. Create homemade ornaments or decorations.
  4. Make Christmas trees (green foam trees and colored pompoms for the lights).
  5. Hang Christmas lights inside or outside of your home.
  6. Go for a drive to look at Christmas lights (make hot cocoa to drink while you’re out).
  7. Make a day out of cutting down your Christmas tree (hike to cut down the tree, pack hot cocoa and snacks,make a bonfire to get warm)
  8. Go sledding, ice skating,or play in the snow.
  9. Make a fire to roast marshmallows for smores.
  10. Play board games or card games as a family.
  11. Listen to Christmas music.
  12. Watch Christmas movies.
  13. Have a Christmas movie or other movie marathon.
  14. Make Christmas cookies, candy, or treats. 
  15. Have Christmas Cocoa (hot cocoa with a candy cane to stir into cocoa).
  16. Make homemade or handmade gifts.
  17. Wrap gifts.

These are a few ideas but you can create a your own list of the things that  your family enjoys doing together.  You can even do a winter or Christmas bucket list to help create excitement and a visual reminder of these happenings. 

Just think of things that help get you into the Christmas spirit or boost your mood.  Also things that you, your spouse, your children, or your family enjoy doing together.  These could also be things that are non-Christmas related.  

So be intentional and present in your Christmas activities.  Remind yourself of the things you are thankful and grateful for.  Also show appreciation and gratitude towards others. But keep a positive mindset and don’t dwell on the negativity.  And make the best of your holiday and enjoy your time together. 

We’d love to hear about your holiday traditions!  Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.

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