Christmas on a Budget

Be Blessed Not Stressed at Christmas!

Stick to Your Budget and Be Blessed Not Stressed
copyright by Michelle Jones

Have yourself a very Merry and FRUGAL Christmas! If you don't have extra money to spend this Christmas, don't FRET. Here's a few hundred tips to help you get through the holidays, without going into DEBT. With a little bit of planning and frugal creativity, we can make this the BEST Christmas YET!

Our holiday articles include frugal holiday tips, homemade ornaments, decorations and gifts, recycling Christmas cards and candy canes, frugal holiday recipes and desserts, and our free holiday budgeting worksheets. The holidays don't have to be expensive; it's not about how much money you spend. Whatever your circumstances are, remember the Reason for the Season!

Holiday Budgeting Worksheets

Use our free holiday budgeting worksheets to avoid overspending and a big headache come January!

Holiday Gift List Worksheet - Holiday Spending Worksheet

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Edior's Note: Please excuse our decorating dust! We will be moving our holiday articles here to their new home within the next few weeks. In plenty of time to help you save money and enjoy the upcoming holidays! :o)

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Frugal Holiday Tips

Money-saving tips for making this holiday the best one yet, without breaking the bank!

5 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Debt

20 Fun Ideas that Won't Break the Bank

24 Frugal Family Fun Activities for Christmas

39 Frugal Tips for Saving Money at Christmas

A Bargain is Not Always a Bargain

Avoid the Christmas Shopping Blues

Black Friday: Savvy Shopping Alternatives

Enjoy a More Affordable and Less Hectic Holiday

Feel Blessed, Not Stressed, This Holiday Season

Frugal Tips for the Holiday Season

Planning Ahead vs. Buy Now, Worry Later

Tips for De-STRESSing the Holidays

Frugal Holiday Recipes

Holiday recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert... no "take out" here!

Breakfast Recipes...

Breakfast Casserole

Frugally Delicious French Toast

Homemade Pancakes

Monkey Bread (Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread)

Potato Pancakes

Sausage Pinwheels

Lunch/Dinner Recipes...

Holiday Honey Glazed Ham

Holiday Roasted Turkey

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Glazed-Herbed Carrots

Southern Green Beans

Squash Casserole

Dessert Recipes...

Mexican Wedding Cookies - 4 Recipes

Apple Crisp

Baked Apples

Brownies (Easy and Low Fat)

Brownies (Easy and Lush)

Glazed Pecans, Spiced Pecans, Salted Pecans

Healthy Banana Bread

Lemon Bars and Raspberry Lemon Bars

Peanut Butter Balls Homemade Candy

"Poor Man's Candy" Peanut Butter-Potato Candy

Pumpkin Pie with Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Holiday Beverages...

Frugal Hot Chocolate and Mocha Mixes

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Mulled Cider

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Decorations & Ornaments

Decorating doesn't have to be expensive to make the home warm and welcoming!

Contest: Annual Homemade Christmas Ornaments

5 Budget Ways to Warm Your Decor Through Winter

10 Great Decorating Ideas for Christmas

12 Simple Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations and Ornaments

16 Tips for Easier Christmas Storage

Christmas Holiday Candy Wreath

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

Decorating for the Holidays: What to do Before You Deck the Halls

Frugally Decorate with Simple Homemade Christmas Gifts

Last Minute Holiday Touches on the Cheap

Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments (with Foil)

Budget Friendly Gifts

GIFTS, GIFTS and More GIFTS! :o)

63 Christmas Gifts for Under $10

Budget Friendly Frugal Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Button Bracelet

Easy Elegant Sand Candleholders

Easy Photo Magnets

Flavored Oils and Vinegars

Floral Gift Box of Chocolates

Flower Pens

Homemade Gifts from Your Computer

How to Make Scented Bath Milk

How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Inspirational Tiles

Journal Jar

Memory Photo Pots

"My Little Keepsakes" Treasure Box

Personalized Picture Frames

Sugar Bowl Vintage Pin Cushions

Teacup Candles

Tote Bag Decorator Pillow


Don't toss it, RECYLE IT!

15 Creative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

Candy Canes: Over 3 Dozen Creative Uses

Creamer Snowman -  Recycle Creamer Bottles

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