CS: What are your secret sources for holiday decor?
BPF: Big Lots, The Dollar Store, Wal-Mart and Target. Each year, I like to go with a new color scheme; however, I refuse to spend more than $225. Odd amount, I know. The Dollar Store is usually packed with tons of violet, hot pink, and gold Christmas stuff; for some odd reason, no one seems to want it! Big Lots has great wreaths and nutcracker statues all in the $5 to $10 range. Target tends to have the most polished items, many from reputable brands. But my biggest source, which surprises everyone, is Wal-Mart. Seventy-five percent of what I used this year is from the megastore. Hands down, they have the best violet, brown, and bronze selection. The ornaments on my tree were all $5 for each box of eight.
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