Holiday Décor on a Dime

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12.1.2016
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Lifestyle
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Ameris Bank

With the holiday season upon us, it is the perfect time to transform your home into a winter wonderland. But don’t let your festive décor break the bank. Instead, follow these tips to decorate for the holiday season on a dime:

1: Know the Right Time to Buy

As a December college graduate eager to start life on my own, I looked forward to decorating my “first place” for Christmas. As I prepared to purchase decorations, my mom shared some great advice with me – she encouraged me to wait until after the holiday to purchase the majority of my decorations. And boy was she right! The best time to buy holiday decorations is the day after the holiday, as most retailers significantly discount the inventory. I completely understand that it’s a bit of bummer to have to wait a full year before displaying the décor; however, the cost savings are definitely worth it! If you absolutely can’t wait, be sure to check out annual sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday for good deals.

2: Do It Yourself

Explore the internet (and Pinterest) for a surplus of DIY projects, including step-by-step tutorials for making holiday decorations. Doing it yourself can save you a lot of money. Plus, it is fun for the whole family!

3: Shop Smart

  • Check out thrift stores, as well as yard and garage sales for holiday items.
  • Shop online, as many online retailers offer discount specials on holiday lights and other decorations.
  • Price match by looking in holiday catalogs and online. Many retailers guarantee best price matching during the holiday season.

And above all else, don’t let decorating stress you out. Remember the real meaning of the season, and enjoy it with the ones you love. From all of us here at Ameris Bank, may the wonder and beauty of the season stay with you throughout the coming year!

Posted by Bethani Williams

Bethani works with Ameris Bank Mortgage Services as the marketing specialist. As a previous homeowner, she shares personal stories, providing tricks and tips she has learned along the way.


The information voiced in this material is for general information and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.