Now is the best time of the year to stock up on ornaments, wreaths, and other seasonal decorations! Of course, the savings isn’t just limited to Christmas items, but other decorative items for Hanukkah and other seasonal holidays.
Why is this the best time to save? Supply and demand! Stores don’t want to waste their valuable real estate by stocking items that people will not need until next year. It is in the store’s best interest to move the inventory while they can – even if it means selling it for little to no profit. They also want to get rid of their stock while people are still in the holiday mood, and before they have put away their Christmas decorations for the year.
Personally, I think the majority of my decorations were either given to me as gifts or were picked up in post-Christmas sales. The discounted selection may not be as complete as before Christmas, but you can normally expect to pay anywhere from 25-75% less than suggested retail price for many items – sometimes more for items such as wrapping paper.
Here are just a few items you may be able to save money on:
- Christmas ornaments
- Christmas trees – the fake ones, although if they are giving them away, the real ones might be good for the fireplace! (just strip away the needles first!)
- Wreaths, stockings, garlands, and other trim
- Lights – indoor and outdoor
- Yard decorations
- Statues, figurines, nativity sets, and menorahs
- Wrapping paper
I hope you can take advantage of the sales and save some money for next year’s decorations!
If you have any other ideas, feel free to add them to the comments section, and I can add them to the list.