A little thought can save you a lot of money on gift-giving. UAlberta experts show you how.

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Alycia Pollard, associate project planner with UAlberta's Campus Sustainability Initiative, demonstrates how to make a tree ornament from reused Christmas cards.

If you’re on a tight gift-shopping budget this holiday season, don’t despair—with a little effort, it’s still possible to put some holly jolly joy under the tree, say University of Alberta experts.

“It’s very realistic to have a happy holiday and avoid disappointment by spending less,” said Angela Johnston of the U of A’s Office of Sustainability. In fact, your holidays may be happier because of it.

“If people do overspend, it can have a negative impact that lasts well past the holidays, if they’re getting into debt out of a sense of obligation. It can be a relief to not spend a lot of money,” she said.

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