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Holiday Décor: Deal or No Deal?
by Staff
Decorating for the holidays is a cherished tradition in many homes: Each year, come fall, people start revving up to bring the spirit of the season inside. Trouble is, decorating takes cash, which may be in short supply. There are, however, ways to do it for less. Here, test your knowledge of some budget-friendly approaches to achieving a festive style.

Beginning the décor shopping before you draw up a plan:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Lighting inexpensive, bulk candles in each of your home's windows:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Buying seasonal plants and flowers at a small, boutique florist:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Taking foliage and pinecones from your own yard:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Putting all of your purchases on credit instead of debit:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Using LED string lights instead of incandescent:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Going with a color theme instead of an iconic one:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Writing festive phrases on your windows using waterproof tape:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Getting all of your shopping done in the mall:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!

Beginning the quest for next year's holiday décor as soon as this year's holiday is over:

  • Deal!
  • No deal!
  • Yikes! Don't do that!