Saturday, December 20, 2014

Frugal Friday: The Ornament

Every year we get an ornament from one of those kiosks in the mall (where prices start at $15).  You may recall that I shared the history a few years back.  Well...

Today's edition of Frugal Friday is all about the family ornament!  We saved big time by thinking outside of the over-priced convenience box.

This year, we went to the mall in search of the perfect ornament to symbolize our year.  We wanted something that fit us (you know at least with three of something) and we were so excited to tackle this task before the Christmas rush.  Almost immediately, as a family, we decided all of the ornaments were hideous.  We walked around in search of another option but no luck.  Then, I remembered Michael's sells the same (or better) ornaments for ONLY $2.  We left the madhouse mall and drove to Michael's.  They had a better selection of ornaments and Christmas items were 50% off!!  After the Sharpie, we spent a total of $2.50 and our 12 year family tradition continues!  Check out our 2014 ornament:

I am especially proud of our names on the stockings!  O and, as a point of reference, here's one of our $20 ornaments from a few years back:

Not too bad, right?  Right!!

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