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..well, not really on a dime but inexpensively.

1. Decorate everything with candy canes and big bows. If they are those big, chunky candy canes even better! Tie them on the tree, lay greens (artificial or natural) down the middle of the table and garnish the greens with candy canes, tie them on the porch railing with greens looped in between…you get the idea.

After the holiday, crunch up the uneaten candy canes to use in cookies, on ice cream and elsewhere.

2. Speaking of greens, use them if you have them. Greens tacked along a stairway, wrapped around a porch railing or laid on the top of the piano…they always look like Christmas.021021095545p2262421_bw_web_t.jpg snow