01/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How To Celebrate The Holidays On A Budget...And Not Feel Depressed About It

On Monday it was finally made official: the U.S. is definitely in a recession. While most of us have been feeling the pinch for a while, the holidays bring an added challenge to stretch our dollars as far as we can. The good news is that from gift giving to decorating and dressing for parties, there are definitely stylish ways to celebrate this time of year on a tight budget. Learn a few tips after the jump.

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