Happy Holidays

It is Holiday time!

As we make our way through the season, everyone is seeing grand lavish meals, turkeys the size of a smart car, gifts galore, and so much more. But all I am seeing are dollar bill signs! Am I the only one? I can’t be!

Being the thrifty gal that I am, I want to share some ideas and tips for surviving the season without empty pockets by the time the New Year rolls around.

Let’s take a look at Holidays without the high price tag.

This season is all about Do It Yourself (DIY). From DIY decorations to DIY gifts. DIY can also provide a great way to integrate habilitation into holiday craft time. DIY is for everyone. Be it the young at heart or the mature professionals. Read on for some great money saving holiday ideas using common household items.

For the young at heart:

Here we can use milk jugs to make light up snowman! Great for the entrance hall or just around the Christmas tree!

Milk Jug Snowman

How about a little memory to last through out the seasons to come? Here we can start with a felt hand tracing and each year you add a hand.

Look at how time flies!

For the mature professional:

Hungry for a seasonal snack? Here is something you can whip up in a jiffy!

Bacon wrapped potatoes

Gifts can get pricy! But making a heart felt DIY gift can save money and add to the value of the gift! These sites have great ideas for DIY, low cost gifts!

DIY gifts for all ages

Aside from sharing these DIY Money Saving ideas I want to remind everyone to be safe this Holidays.

During the holidays it is easy to get caught up in all the festivities and throw caution into the wind. Here are some valuable tips for how to be safe while still having fun.

  • When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant”.
  • Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house. The lights could short out and start a fire.
  • Use only non-combustible or flame-resistant materials to trim a tree. Choose tinsel or artificial icicles of plastic or nonleaded metals.
  • Parents should store toys in a designated location, such as on a shelf or in a toy chest, and keep older kids’ toys away from young children.

For more safety tips, please visit the link below.

Holiday Safety Tips

Thank you for being a part of Inspire! Enjoy the holiday season, wonderful time spent with family, and fantastic weather!

Thanks for taking time to read my blog, Nicole Foster HR/Administrative Assistant

From all of us at Inspire, Happy Holidays!

 

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