Pinterst is a wonderful idea generator. I found a Christmas frame and a holiday wreath that I just loved. I recreated the look with things I found at the local dollar store. I wrapped a 12x18 picture frame in holiday ribbon. I hot glued some small ornaments at different lengths. I tied a simple bow using red ribbon. And finally I hot glued on the joy ornament we found at Target on sale for $3.free printable banners are a great way to make the house look festive without breaking the bank. Just find a pattern you like then get some colored paper, string, scissors, and a hole punch. Very simple and they look great.
facebook yardsale groups are a great resource when it comes to budget hunting. We found a lovely white and gold ceramic nativity for only $5 complete with wise men, shepherd, and animals.
Dollar Tree is a wonderful place to find Christmas decor on a budget. This year I got all of my red and gold ornaments at Dollar Tree. They won't break and if they do get beaten up by kids or pets you won't feel too bad because they are cheap and easy to replace.
I'm always looking for sales. Black Friday deals are lovely. We got this 7 foot tree at Target 50% off.
I created this first Christmas together ornament using a clear plastic ornament picked up at Target for $3. I just cut up one of our many left over thank you card and stuffed it in. Stuffing it was the hardest part, getting it to look just right is rather tricky. You could easily do something similar for baby's first Christmas.
Happy Holidays and have fun decorating!