Saturday, December 26, 2009

Post-Christmas Pick-me-up

So, Christmas is officially over. *tear* I hope you all had a safe, happy holiday with your loved ones. I know I did! (Except my sister wasn't able to make it back home due to the winter!)

December 25 may have come and gone, but I'm going to cling to my Christmas tree background for just a little bit longer before I commit to a new one. Likewise, we're still going to keep all the decorations up for awhile in our house, so that makes me feel a little less depressed. AND, Luke and I went shopping all over town today to check out the Christmas sales (surprisingly enough, he didn't put up much of a fight, so I took advantage of his good mood!). We didn't get up as early as I had wanted to, so I think a lot of the Christmas selection was already picked over, but I did manage to score a few things I'd been wanting (all 50% off):

Ribbon - $4.99/100ft. @ Target
I want to try wrapping this around our tree, and I'm sure I'll find plenty of uses for the extra!

Wrapping paper
$1.99/25 sq. ft. @ Target (3 rolls on left)
$3.99/90 sq. ft. @ Hobby Lobby (roll on right)

Snowflake stocking holders
$8.50/ea at Hobby Lobby
(The stockings were bought after Christmas last year at Walmart). 

We don't have a fireplace mantel (sad face) and our sideboard is already decked out, so instead I hung them with care on the ledge in our stairwell. This is the first time we've had stockings in our house, so next year we'll get to have fun with stocking stuffers!

How about you? Did you get any great deals on Christmas decor for next year?


micah @ the yellow front door said...

I wanted to do some shopping today, but it is STILL SNOWING!!! Maybe tomorrow....

I like those stocking hangers!

design_aholic said...

Nice work Amanda! I was going to stop by and see how you did, so I'm glad you posted! I did about 7 hours of shopping/browsing today. Yikes. I'm excited about my finds, pretty similar to yours. :) I'm sure I'll do a sales scores post soon too. I say you keep the Christmas Decor till at least the first week of January!


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