It's that time of year again -- the holiday season has arrived, and one of the best ways for military families to get in the spirit and spread warm holiday cheer is by decking the halls with fun and festive holiday decor. But decorating a home for the holidays can be expensive, making it a daunting task for many on a budget.
Fortunately, there are military discounts available to bring the spirit of the season into your home without overspending. The following offerings for service members and their families will help you save on adorning your home during this most wonderful time of the year.
Military Discounts for Christmas and Holiday Decorating
1. Christmas Decor. Christmas Decor is continuing its Decorated Family Program this year to "transform the homes of service men and women into magical winter wonderlands this holiday season." The program is designed as a morale booster for military families across the nation who will spend the holidays separated from their loved ones.
2. Trees for Troops. Christmas isn't the same without a festive tree. Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to military service members and their families through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers.
3. Home Depot and Lowes. No matter the holiday, Home Depot and Lowes have both indoor and outdoor decorations and lights you need for your home. And when the holiday season is officially over, you can conveniently store away your artificial tree, ornaments and wreaths in one of their many Christmas decor storage options.
4. Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Spouses, kids and service members can all get crafty with DIY holiday decorations for little cost. Whether it's handmade ornaments, garlands, wreaths, or gingerbread houses, homemade decorations are always meaningful and fun because of the creativity, effort and love put into them.
5. Pier 1. An abundance of charming decorations from Pier 1 Imports offers everything you need to bring the holidays to life in your home. Outfit your mantel with a festive display of cheerful Christmas decorations. Deck your halls with unique home decor, from lanterns and wreaths to miniature trees and stockings.
Pier 1 offers active and retired military and their families a 10 percent discount.
6. Crate and Barrel. Looking for holiday decor and entertaining essentials to host family, friends and guests for holiday dinners and seasonal celebrations? Along with holiday-themed housewares, Crate and Barrel's website provides ornament decorating ideas and tips for how to create holiday centerpieces.
Crate and Barrel offers a 10 percent military discount good toward purchases of full-price items made in any Crate and Barrel or CB2 store (U.S. only, excluding Outlet stores).
Want more military discounts?
Visit the Military.com Discounts Center to see the latest discounts available for military members, families and veterans - everything from holiday decorations to travel to entertainment to PCS help.