After Christmas is over and done with, it’s time to think about next year. I already have a plan about how I am going to put it all together again. So, I know what I need to buy after Christmas at a discount.
Some ribbons get discontinued and stores may offer a different selection next year. So, if you are going to buy ribbon after Christmas, be sure you get plenty of the pattern or buy a ribbon you know will be back again next year. This year I bought some solid red velvet ribbon. I feel certain that I will be able to find it again next year if I decide I need more. Also, it’s classic and timeless. It’s not a trend that won’t be around next year and it’s always a safe investment to go with a classic.
You can never have too many shatterproof ornaments and if you can wait until after Christmas to stock up, you’ll be able to build up your collection for less. The larger the better. Last year I found some beautiful candy apple red shatterproof ornaments and some very large white shatterproof ornaments. This year I bought green.
To see more about how I decorated this red and green tree this year, read A Classic Red Christmas Tree.
To see more about this tree, read My Nature Inspired Christmas Tree Theme.
Continue A Collection or Color After Christmas
If you have a collection of a certain type of ornament, you might be able to find them on sale after Christmas. I don’t collect any designer ornaments, but I did start a collection of a new color this year. Before Christmas I bought some green ribbon and a few green ornaments. This was a new color for me. So, I added to my collection of green for 50% off.
Buy Trees After Christmas
I do have a plan to add two trees next year. My kids have small miniature trees in their rooms, but they both want a larger tree. I plan to use the pencil tree I already have and add another one. I think I can find a place in each of their rooms for a pencil tree.
To see how I decorated my pencil tree this year, read Santa Clause Inspired Christmas Tree.
I’ve also been wanting a flocked tree for quite a while. I have even considered flocking one I already have, but I would like one with down swept branches and I don’t have one like that. So, I am on the hunt for a flocked tree with down swept branches.
It has been harder to find stores with Christmas inventory left this year. But, if I find what I am looking for, after Christmas is the best time to buy a tree.
Don’t expect to get a deal on lighting, but it is something you are going to need sooner than later. When I was putting up my main twelve foot tree, I generally use five strands of 74′ LED lights. However, this year I thought I could have used another strand. So, I picked up another strand so I will have what I need next year.
To see more about these lights, read When Your Pre-Lit Christmas Tree Lights Don’t Work.
Things You Have Been Admiring
For several years I have been seeing these giant flocked pine cones. I just haven’t been willing to spend the cash. So, when I saw there were a few left at my store at 50% off after Christmas this year, I snatched them up. They only had four left, but they go perfectly with my main tree and my snowy nature theme. Even if I don’t end up putting them in my tree, I know I can find the perfect place for them.
No matter what you buy after Christmas, you are sure to find some bargains if you wait.