3 Easy DIY Christmas Items to Check off Your List

The holiday season is just around the corner, and many people are already starting to plan out everything that will need done. It is never too early to get a jumpstart on Christmas, and the decorations popping up in stores serves as a constant reminder that the joy and stress of the holidays is coming. This year, instead of worrying about getting everything perfect at any cost, consider taking on a few of these simple DIY Christmas tasks to save money and make your holiday season a bit more authentic. Simplifying things and getting back to the basics can help you great the season with a bit more vigor instead of apprehension.

Make Your Own Christmas Photo Cards

One basic task that you can take over this year is your Christmas cards. While you can pay someone to do it for you, it will mean more if you take the time to make them on your own. You can easily make your own Christmas photo cards online at a website like Mixbook. The easy to use website makes it easy to upload your own photos and then place them into card templates. With hundreds of choices, it is easy to pick one that fits your family. Plus, you can add your own personalized message that will really make the Christmas photo cards your own.

Make Your Own Christmas Décor

If you want to make the holidays a bit more meaningful, consider making a few of your own Christmas décor items this year instead of just buying everything at the store. When you create pieces on your own you will feel proud every time you walk by them or someone compliments them, and you will likely save money in the process. Pinterest makes it easy to find tutorials to help you get started, or if you are crafty just experiment a bit on your own. Things like wreaths, ornaments, and winter displays are all great places to start. Once you start you will wonder why it has taken you this long to indulge a bit in the DIY side of Christmas spirit.

Make Your Own Stuffing or Eggnog

Finally, once you make your own Christmas photo cards and décor you can start to look at your holiday menu. A lot of people have gotten comfortable using shortcuts for basic Christmas side dishes like stuffing or cranberry sauce. This year, pledge to go one step further by making your own stuffing, cranberry sauce, or eggnog. Not only will you end up with a more authentic taste, but once again, you will be much prouder of the results as you watch your family eat. By taking ownership of the holiday you will find this season will mean more to you than others.