If you are on an extremely tight holiday budget but want to add some festive cheer to your home, get some white paper, sharp scissors and go to town cutting out snowflakes. Hang on a string of beads, or even a length of raffia roping for an easy garland. Carry the snowflake theme into decorations for your tree, attach them to mirrors and windows, or use for placements.
Cutting them out is an activity the entire family can join in.
For some ideas on how to cut a snowflake, check out the following:
She Who Should Cut a Few Snowflakes for Fun