Is money a sensitive subject for your family? Considering that the average American household in 2016 was almost $140,000 in debt, you aren’t alone if that’s the case. Even though holidays like Easter should be a lighthearted and fun affair, they can quickly become a stressful and overwhelming experience if you are short on cash.
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However, if you’d rather make long-lasting, unforgettable memories with your loved ones instead of sweating your finances, here are five ways to save a “peep” more money on celebrating the Easter holiday:
While you might not mind leaving the comforts of your home to participate in a community Easter egg hunt, here are a few reasons why throwing your own at home is so much better:
Furthermore, it isn’t very expensive to recreate your own Easter egg experience. All you really need is some eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and something for the kids to put the eggs they find in. Want to bond and bring out the creativity in your kids? Get them involved in making some colorful, festive eggs the day before.
Another option is to either buy or reuse plastic eggs, which can be found at incredibly cheap prices depending on where you buy them. If you really want to save, buy them the day after Easter at a huge discount and use them next year.
On Easter Day, hide the eggs inside or outside and let your kids enjoy their own homemade Easter eggs hunt in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Want to host a festive Easter meal at home? Aside from asking your guests to bring a dish for an Easter potluck, you can also make your own feast at lower prices than what you’d pay at a restaurant to enjoy an Easter feast.
By looking for sales and promotions in advance, you can find some great prices on Easter ham, and then all that’s left to do is whip up some nice side dishes. Furthermore, you’ll have plenty of leftovers to tide you over for a few days, which equates to even more savings.
Want to create a heartfelt and memorable Easter experience without spending an exorbitant amount of money? By summoning your inner artist you can easily create all sorts of fun and festive decorations to transform your home into an Easter wonderland.
If you’re feeling sentimental and you want to make everyone feel extra special, try making your own Easter cards. Not only can store-bought cards cost far too much, but they lack that personal touch that making your own homemade card provides. If you have a printer and fresh ink cartridges, you can add that extra personalized touch by printing out a picture of you and the recipient on the front of the card.
Want to make your kids’ Easter basket extra special? Decorate an old bucket and use old wrapping paper run through a paper shredder for basket grass.
People get rid of their nice clothing for a variety of reasons (e.g. they outgrew them, bought the wrong size, no longer need it for work). As a result, you can buy nearly new and gently worn clothing at a fraction of the original price and still look like a million bucks.
Easter is one of those holidays that gives kids an excuse to enjoy a nice sugar rush. To minimize the cost of buying candy, don’t shop for it in advance; instead, wait to buy it until the last minute. By waiting until the day of, or better yet, waiting until the day after, you’ll get rock-bottom prices. This is because retailers are eager to clear their inventory in order to make room for new seasonal items.
No matter how much money you can save on Easter with these handy tips, the truth is that you might need a little extra help to make it through the Easter holiday. If you’re experiencing a financial challenge, getting a title loan might be the right choice for you. Spring is a time for rebirth and fresh starts, so why carry the financial issues from last year into summer? Let Easter mark the beginning of a new chapter in your financial life.
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