• Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

LIFESPAN: How to save during the buying season | Home & Garden

Other ways to save include shopping at specific locations. Discount stores are great stores to find children’s toys and trinkets for reasonably less than a large department store. It’s a sad but real truth, kids open their gifts and play with their new toys and games for a few days and then after the new wears off, to the toy and game graveyard it goes.

Layaway is also another option for those who are shopping on a budget. This allows the shopper to reserve their gift and make payments on it during a specific time frame instead of having to pay for the gift all at once. Be careful though, make the payments as planned and on time in order secure your money invested and the gift.

Charleston’s Spirit of the Holiday decorating contest winners announced

If you are good with crafts or photography, you may not even have to purchase a gift. Some, would much rather receive a gift that has meaning versus a gift that they don’t have any need for. Pictures, handmade crafts, and keep sakes are an awesome way to say Merry Christmas. The internet provides thousands of ideas and step by steps instructions if you are in need of some help.

While gift giving and receiving may be fun and exciting, don’t forget the real reason for the season. Presents come and go, but the memories will last forever.

Merry Christmas from everyone here at your LifeSpan Center

The LifeSpan Center is located at 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston. Call (217) 639-5150. While the center is currently closed in observance of COVID-19 protocols, staff will still be onsite to take questions by phone and Peace Meal will still be available via take out orders.