Ah, the holidays.
They’re a time of gift-giving, parties and jubilant celebration.
Sadly, the winter holidays are also a time of elevated stress and budget-blowing overspending.
Even those who aren’t struggling financially may find it hard to come up with the extra money for holiday gifts, décor and food.
Here at the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we know just how hard it is for many of our clients to provide their loved ones with all the traditions of the holidays.
So, we’ve created a Pinterest board specifically dedicated to celebrating holidays on a budget. We’ve got:
• Inexpensive ideas for decorating, like bringing the outdoors inside or using wrapped gifts as décor.
• DIY tips for making homemade gifts, such as making ornaments with your child’s handprint or creating gift baskets!
• Ideas for fun and cheap holiday activities to do with the kids, like making cotton ball snowmen or reindeer cookies.
• Budget recipes for holiday meals, featuring shopping lists and cool ideas for cutting costs. (We have a whole board dedicated just to budget recipes!)
Click here to check out our Pinterest page and share some of your favorite holiday budget ideas with us in the comments!
By Bethany Prange
Communications coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank