You will save the most money on Christmas trees if you buy an
artificial tree and use it year after year. You can bring the smell of
Christmas into your home with candles and other fragrance makers, as well as
with live wreaths and boughs.
you want a real Christmas tree, think about buying a live, potted tree. If you
home needs landscaping, and you live in an area where pine, spruce or fir trees
do well, it could be a source of thrift, and provide happy memories, to
buy a live tree, use it for Christmas, and then plant it in your yard.
If you happen to live near a college town, just wait until a
few days before Christmas, and you will find them discarded and free, lining the
some more frugal tips to save money on
- If you are going to buy a live tree, make sure it will do well
in your climate if you are
going to plant it outside after Christmas.
- Don't hang heavy ornaments on the outside of artificial
Christmas tree limbs. They are
not strong enough to support
them and your branches will start sagging.
- Smaller trees cost less money.
Bigger is not always better. You decorations will seem more
numerous and you will need less lights with a smaller tree.