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Save money on holiday decorations this year

December 3, 2020

Decorating your home with festive winter decor is an easy way to brighten spirits around the holidays. Decorations, however, aren’t always in the budget, especially when you’re supporting friends and family abroad (click here to check the latest exchange rates).

Here are a few tips to help you show holiday cheer for less this year.

Use LED lights

Strings of LED lights use 70% less energy than incandescent bulbs, which can save you big on your December energy bill. Plus, LED bulbs stay cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire around your home. 

Invest in an artificial Christmas tree

Buying a real Christmas tree each year can be expensive. Over years, an artificial tree can help you save time and money.

Find used decorations

Thrift shops, second-hand stores, and online marketplaces often offer holiday items in good condition at steep discounts.

Put lights on a timer

Keep your energy consumption to a minimum. Put your decorative lights on a timer so you don’t forget to turn them off at night. Energy.gov recommends keeping your holiday lights lit less than 8 hours a day.

Making your home extra festive doesn’t always require extra spending. 

Another good way to spread holiday cheer? Surprise a loved one with the gift of cash (check the latest exchange rates here). Sending a money transfer is an easy and safe way to say happy holidays.

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