Christmas doesn’t have to break your bank

by Alana Sprague, Editorial

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It’s that time of the year when typically broke high schoolers stress over the cost of Christmas . Well-intending high school students always have to figure out the perfect gift for everyone on their list, which isn’t always cheap. It almost always breaks their bank.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. When it comes down to it, Christmas is mostly about the meaning behind the simple gift. It’s the gifts you put a lot of thought into and don’t spend much on that often have the most meaning. Most of the time it can be as simple as a homemade card to a loved one, or a picture frame for a friend, and maybe even a homemade candle out of crayons

Here are some other low-cost gift ideas and their websites:

You can make a homemade snow globe with something representing a friend or loved one inside. All you need is a clear jar with a seal, water resistant glue, glitter, and a some small figure for inside. You can find all of these things at a local Dollar Store.

Maybe you know someone who is a fan of tennis.  You can simply cut a straight line in a tennis ball and add some eyes and a suction cup and then you have a key, mail, or pen holder that simply can be a helping hand.

To make a creative wall art you simply take puzzle pieces and you can make patterns or odd shapes with the color of the pieces. You can go to Hope’s Outlet in Grand Haven or a Goodwill to find gently used puzzles.
There are tons of web sites on the internet that provide many creative and loving ideas for friends and family. Christmas isn’t about  the money you spend; it’s mostly about time and thought you put into your gift-giving.

 

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