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Holiday Fun for Less

Holiday Fun for Less - Grown Ups Magazine - Saving money during the holidays doesn't mean you need to be a Grinch!
Saving money during the holidays doesn't mean you need to be a Grinch!

Holiday Fun Ideas
The holidays can be hectic, but they also present a multitude of opportunities for fun family togetherness. Check out some of these low or no cost ideas to make the holidays meaningful for you and your family:

  • Tour the neighborhood to take in the Christmas lights
  • Go ice-skating
  • Take your kids to a coffee house for a hot chocolate treat
  • Make fleece tie blankets for a local unit of Project Linus
  • Feed the birds
  • Go sledding
  • Donate goods to a homeless shelter or a shelter for victims of domestic violence
  • Host a neighborhood open house or potluck party
  • Carol at a nursing home
  • Use graham crackers and candy to make gingerbread houses
  • Make and deliver cookies to shut-ins, fire houses, or other community establishments
  • Help with a food drive
  • Make homemade gifts and ornaments, either for yourself or for others
  • Write letters or send postcards to far-flung family members
  • Donate hats, gloves, or gently-used coats to the needy
  • Take your family to a local park for a Christmas-themed photo shoot
  • Have a holiday movie marathon
  • Visit a living nativity
  • Spend an afternoon helping with the animals at an animal shelter
  • Donate to Toys for Tots or Shriners’ Hospitals
  • Visit Santa
  • Watch a holiday parade
  • Visit a Christmas tree farm
  • Organize a few families to host a progressive dinner

Share your ideas for holiday fun on a budget with us!

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