Not sure if you’ve noticed this in your neighborhood, but where I live, holiday decorating is in full swing. No longer are people waiting until after Thanksgiving to hang their tinsel. And frankly, who couldn’t use a few extra weeks of joy in this hot mess of a year we call 2020! So, we thought we would share a few of our favorite holidays items to help make your season a little more festive. Now let’s deck the halls!
- Trader Joe’s Advent calendars for pets (cats and dogs) – Introduced in 2018 (dogs) and 2019 (cats) these calendars are filled with 24 days of salmon joy with a bonus 25th treat. Available for $5.99 but they sell out fast and once they’re gone, they’re gone! If you see them at your local TJ’s, grab one or two!
- Kid’s advent calendars (pictured below) – A few years ago I tried a new twist on an old classic. I didn’t like the cardboard calendars with the little chocolates. And the wooden boxes with the drawers were expensive. (albeit reusable, which is a plus). But for $20, I purchased a 3 ft artificial tree from Michael’s. I bought 24 fabric gift bags with a ribbon to tie. And glued a number (1-24) onto each bag. Once filled with treats, tie the bag to the tree. Not only is this a great decoration for your home, it’s a fun way to countdown the days to Christmas.
3. Top choice for outdoor decoration – And when it comes to outdoor lawn décor, Home Depot is always my go-to. Their items last for several years (if you store items back in the original box) and the prices are very reasonable. This set of 3 reindeer is our choice for 2020 Reindeer family of 3.
And read this post discussing how to control that holiday spending!