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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • The Frugal Family: Saving money around the Easter holiday

  • As the local area celebrates the start of March, we cannot forget that the Easter holiday is right around the corner.
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  • As the local area celebrates the start of March, we cannot forget that the Easter holiday is right around the corner. For those who do not have the money to spend on Easter-related items, there are a few simple tips on how you can save money.
    For those who provide their children with Easter baskets and do not have an Easter basket, do not despair. There are several things you can do without having to break the bank.
    You can fill baskets with cookies, homemade play dough, internet Easter color pages and other homemade items for your children to enjoy. There are countless internet sites with great do-it-yourself ideas.
    One creative Easter basket idea is to use a pail for the sandbox. Typically you can find this item at the dollar stores and not only do they serve as a basket, but can used for year round playground fun.
    Plastic containers, decorated gift bags, decorated shoe boxes can also serve as wonderful places to display Easter goodies.
    You can also find inexpensive baskets at garage sales, Goodwill stores and thrift stores. Typically, I can find holiday décor for under a dollar at area Thrift stores.
    However, you do not just find great deals on décor at area thrift stores.
    I recently visited the Fort Leavenworth Thrift Store and they had several Easter Baskets and other spring décor items on display. However, I was not looking for Easter décor, but for an Easter outfit for my son. I purchased my son’s Easter outfit for $2.18 at the Fort Leavenworth Thrift Store. I remind Leavenworth residents that you do not have to be military to shop the Fort Leavenworth Thrift Store.
    Remember you do not have to break the bank when preparing for the Easter holiday. Being creative can not only be a whole lot of fun, but it can save you money as well.
    Do you have frugal tips? Email them to        localnews2005@         yahoo.com.

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