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Shoestring Xmas
December 8, 2009, 1:00 pm
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Digital agency Civic are saving this Christmas by reusing and customising old cards and want you to join in by sharing your tips on how to have a Merry Christmas on a modest budget.

Here’s a few of my own thoughts…

1. Lacking Christmas tree decorations? Adorn your tree with origami birds instead, like this pretty dove made from a paper doily.

2. Forget crap Secret Santa gifts this year, send a secret compliment instead. Better yet, say it with calligraphy like Love Jenna

3. Buy a decorative stamp and transform cheap card into unique handmade christmas cards. I’ve gone for a handmade folk heart stamp by Noolibird.

4. Invest in clear baubles that you can fill yourself. That way your decorations can change with your decor. Check out Land-rich’s nature ornaments for inspiration.

5. Knit your own Christmas stocking. Those with needle phobias may have to make do with a red pillow case instead.

Have a credit-less Christmas and a thrifty New Year everyone!


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