Since I am all about free here at Little Apps and Christmas is just 10 days away, I thought I would share some holiday cheer with everyone. I have listed some pointers below that will help you save money and have a happy holiday.

  • Hang beer cans (or pop cans) on the Christmas Tree. All you need is some paper clips to hook to the tabs so that you can hang them off the branches. Mix it up with different colored cans and if you really want to get in the festive spirit, why not poke a hole through the bottom of a can and use that as the star.
  • Recycle your old and unused discs. Tie a string around the CD and hang them up on either your tree or your ceiling. They will give off a nice reflection as they spin.
  • Try buying your presents online. Sometimes (not always) you can find stuff cheaper online and it is great for those hard to buy people.
  • Help save the planet and your wallet by not buying wrapping paper. You probably have some old newspapers laying around that can be used as wrapping paper. If you want to get creative, color the paper or make bows from magazines using these simple steps.
  • Turn off the electricity and turn on the family fun. Christmas is meant to be with family and that is even more important with the rising price of electricity.
  • Leave your credit cards at home when you go shopping. Instead, try to have predetermined amount of cash for each gift you plan to buy and this way you won’t have a big credit card bill in your mailbox.
  • Save money and your weight with a different Christmas dinner. Don’t spend money on Turkey, Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberries or any of that other stuff you eat at Christmas. Keep it simple and just have hors d’oeuvres. Like I said before, Christmas is all about spending time with family and everyone stuffing their faces with food would certainly get in the way of that.
  • Last but not least, don`t spend on money on software that is available for free. Little Apps gives you more bang for your buck and you don`t have to even spend that buck!

I hope you have enjoyed these eight easy steps on how you can save money this Christmas. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you have any other tips on how to save money (or Christmas), leave a comment below.