After Christmas is over, all the shops put anything Christmassy that didn't sell at greatly reduced prices. Do you take advantage of these deals and stock up for next year? What things do you tend to get?
No. Sometimes I've thought about doing that, but realistically then I'd have to work out where to store it for a whole year and probably forget that I'd done that and buy it again come December anyway.
We usually buy additional tree lights so as to avoid running out when we're putting up the tree net year. I saw a box of half price Christmas crackers at Oxfam the other day so I bought those. Crackers can be expensive, so £3.99 for a pack of 6 was a good deal.
We hit the department stores such as big w and kmart and work out what colour theme we want to do the following year. In 2013 Jan sales we bought a whole heap of turquoise and silver baubles for $2 a pack ( originally $15) and then got our 7ft white xmas tree for $20 ( originally $120) and a mini pink desk tree for 50 cents. Bargain!