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If you don't have extra money to spend this Christmas, don't FRET. Here's a few hundred tips to help you get through the holidays, without going into DEBT. With a little bit of planning and frugal creativity, we can make this the BEST Christmas YET!

Our holiday articles include frugal holiday tips, homemade ornaments, decorations and gifts, recycling Christmas cards and candy canes, frugal holiday recipes and desserts, and our free holiday budgeting worksheets.  The holidays don't have to be expensive; it's not about how much money you spend.  Whatever your circumstances are remember the Reason for the Season! 

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Holiday Budgeting Worksheets

Use our free holiday budgeting worksheets to avoid overspending and a big headache come January!

Holiday Gift List Worksheet - Holiday Spending Worksheet

Frugal Holiday Tips

Money-saving tips for making this holiday the best one yet, without breaking the bank!

24 Frugal Family Fun Activities for Christmas

39 Frugal Tips for Saving Money at Christmas

A Bargain is Not Always a Bargain

Enjoy a More Affordable and Less Hectic Holiday

Frugal Tips for the Holiday Season

Tips for De-STRESSing the Holidays

Frugal Holiday Recipes

Holiday recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert... no take out here!

Breakfast Recipes...

Breakfast Casserole

Frugally Delicious French Toast

Homemade Pancakes

Monkey Bread

Potato Pancakes

Sausage Pinwheels - Breakfast, Appetizer Recipes

Lunch/Dinner Recipes...

Holiday Honey Glazed Ham

Holiday Roasted Turkey

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Glazed/Herbed Carrots

Southern Green Beans, Seasoned

Squash Casserole

Dessert Recipes...

Almond Crescent Cookies

Apple Crisp

Baked Apples

Brownies (easy)

Brownies (low-fat)

Healthy Banana Bread

Lemon Bars or Lemon Squares

Peanut Butter Balls Homemade Candy

"Poor Man's Candy" - Peanut Butter/Potato Candy

Pumpkin Pie - Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Salted, Spiced or Glazed Pecans

Holiday Beverages...

Cozy Beverages for Christmas

Frugal Hot Chocolate and Mocha Mixes

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Get more recipes on our blog at FrugalFamilyRecipes.com

Decorations & Ornaments

Decorating doesn't have to be expensive to make the home warm and welcoming!

Contest: Annual Homemade Christmas Ornaments 2007-2011

5 Budget Ways to Warm Your Decor Through Winter

10 Great Decorating Ideas for Christmas

12 Simple Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations and Ornaments

16 Tips for Easier Christmas Storage

Christmas Holiday Candy Wreath

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

Decorating for the Holidays: What to do Before You Deck the Halls

Frugally Decorate with Simple Homemade Christmas Gifts

Last Minute Holiday Touches on the Cheap

Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments (with Foil)

Budget Friendly Gifts

GIFTS, GIFTS and More GIFTS! :o)

63 Christmas Gifts for Under $10

Budget Friendly Frugal Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Button Bracelet

Easy Elegant Sand Candleholders

Easy Photo Magnets

Flavored Oils and Vinegars

Floral Gift Box of Chocolates

Flower Pens

Homemade Gifts from Your Computer

How to Make Scented Bath Milk

How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Inspirational Tiles

Journal Jar

Memory Photo Pots

"My Little Keepsakes" Treasure Box

Personalized Picture Frames

Sugar Bowl Vintage Pin Cushions

Teacup Candles

Tote Bag Decorator Pillow


Don't toss it, RECYLE IT!

15 Creative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

Candy Canes: Over 3 Dozen Creative Uses

Creamer Snowman -  Recycle Creamer Bottles

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