Decorating on a Dime

Some less expensive decorating ideas

Cutting back on the decoration budget this year doesn’t mean you have to cut back the quality of your holiday décor.

Don't worry.  You don't have to get crafty with cookie ornaments and popcorn garland.  Decorators have great, money-saving options for you.

Many local retailers offer discounted holiday décor prices and you will also find afforable prices at Philly holiday craft shows.

Retailers such as Kindy’s and Big Bob’s Christmas World have been serving the Tri-State area's frenzied decorators for years. These retailers offer wholesale discounts through their warehouses.

Local craft shows and festivals are a frugal alternative to buying decorations at retail stores.

The Holiday Craft Boutique Show in Malvern, Pa., The Annual Arts And Crafts Show in Wallinford, Pa. and Hannukah Marketplace in Morris, Pa. provide opportunities to pick up some unique and affordable items for holiday giving.

Another local holiday craft show is The Pearl S. Buck Holiday Craft Show . This show includes more than 40 crafters, artisans and artists displaying a wide-variety of antiques, crafts, decorative accessories, jewelry, pottery, ornaments and much more.

Affordable trinkets will be abundant at both local retailers and craft shows, but if you prefer to stay at home, try a few decorating tips from Reader’s Digest, which use some common household items.

And it never hurts to check out the local Craigslist classifieds, yard sales and auctions for some great finds.

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