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Christmas on a Budget

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!

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Topics Include:

Frugal Holiday Tips
Frugal Holiday Recipes
Decorations and Ornaments
Inexpensive Gift Ideas
Recycle Holiday Items
Holiday Budgeting Worksheets

Be Blessed Not Stressed at Christmas!

Frugal Holiday Tips

The holidays don't have to be expensive because it's truly not about how much money you spend. Whatever your budget and circumstances may be this year, remember the Reason for the Season and may your holidays be filled with PEACE and JOY.

5 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Debt

10 Steps to Make Christmas Affordable and Fun

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

Feel Blessed, Not Stressed, This Holiday Season

Frugal Tips for the Holiday Season

How to Make an Advent Calendar

Memories and Traditions from Past Holidays

Planning Ahead vs. Buy Now, Worry Later

Preparing for the Holidays Without Pulling Out Your Hair - Part 1

Preparing for the Holidays Without Pulling Out Your Hair - Part 2

Tips for De-STRESSing the Holidays

Survive and Thrive Next Holiday Season

Unforgettable Read Aloud Christmas Stories

Frugal Holiday Recipes

Holiday recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. No expensive "take out" food here!

Delicious Ways to Use Up Holiday Leftovers

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

4 Recipes for Mexican Wedding Cookies
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

Have a favorite holiday recipe to share? Please contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

Decorations and Ornaments

Decorating doesn't have to be expensive to create a warm and welcoming home for Christmas!

Annual Homemade Christmas Ornaments Contest

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 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)

Inexpensive Gift Ideas

It's not about how much money you spend, it's the thoughtfulness of the gift that matters the most!

63 Christmas Gifts for Under $10

Budget Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays (from our Readers)

Giving Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

Secrets to Selecting the Perfect Gifts

More Gifts to Make: For more DIY gift ideas visit our Frugal Homemade Gifts index.

Recycle Holiday Items

Cards: 15 Creative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

Candy Canes: Over 3 Dozen Creative Uses

Coffee Creamer Bottles: Holiday Snowman

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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