Shop the after Christmas sales for year round savings

If you aren’t snowed in like we are, get out and shop!  Spend a little money now and cash in on some year round savings.  (I sound like some TV ad.)  Traditionally, the day after Christmas is when the prices are slashed for leftover Christmas items. 

Here’s a list of things you can save on:

1) Christmas decorations, lights, and other holiday things – This is an obvious savings.  If you get in the habit of shopping at the end of the year for the next year, you will never have to pay full price for Christmas stuff again.

2) Wrapping paper for all occasions – This is my favorite.  Usually the wrapping paper that is leftover were not festive enough for Christmas, which makes them perfect for the rest of the year!  I never have to buy wrapping paper off the shelf on any day other than December 26th.

3) Wired Ribbon – You’ll normally find these in big spools of gold or silver and little specialty spools of blues, reds, and bright patterns.  I buy gold, silver, white, and anything that doesn’t scream Christmas to use in crafts for bow-making, or to jazz up presents all year through.

4) Napkins, paper plates, party supplies, etc – I stock up on generic party supplies that can be used for other holidays and festivities.  Red napkins and table cloths can be used for Valentine’s day.  Red also can be added to your 4th of July celebration.  Green plates for St. Patty or as accents for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Silver and gold for any classy affair, such as cocktail parties, birthdays, and anniversaries. 

5) Regular items packaged for Christmas sale – Keep an eye out for items that aren’t necessarily holiday related, but were marketed for the season.  Serving platters, gold chargers, placemats, candles, candle holders – the list goes on and on.  You will find everyday items on sale just because they were packaged to be sold at Christmas .  For example, we bought nice regular non-holiday bookends for 75% off just because they were packaged to sell for Christmas as “Gifts For Him”.

Frugal Tip of the Day: If you are a shrewd bargain hunter, take advantage of the year end sales on all merchandise to do your shopping for the entire year.  I have known people who actually do their Christmas shopping on December 26 for the next year!

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