How about this for an easy non-traditional Christmas tree? Just draw a chalkboard tree! And why not go ahead and use it as an advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas!
To make it an advent calendar, we chose to draw on ornaments, adding a new one each day in December leading up to Christmas.
Then get even more creative and add gifts under the tree!
Now that’s some simple holiday decorating! And it doesn’t get much less expensive than chalk 😉