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Saving money during the season of giving


By Bonnie Shelton

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Buying all those presents, decorations and holiday meals can really add up. Check out these helpful hints from website "" to save money this Christmas without breaking the bank.

 Want new decorations, but strapped for cash? Consider swapping with a friend or neighbor.

Mailing holiday cards is a tradition for many families. Experts say this year you can skip the post office and send out online greeting cards or personalized e-mails.

Wrapping paper can get expensive, so Better Budgeting recommends using colorful magazine layouts or newspaper sheets to wrap gifts in a unique way.

Savvy shoppers recommend comparing prices and seeking out sales to save money.

If you are looking for a cost-effective Christmas tradition, take your family to the library and check out a fun Christmas-themed book to enjoy at home during the holiday season.

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