Once a year a local paper products company has their clearance close-out discount bargain sale. (Could I have been any more redundant?)
It's seriously the best sale of the year. Hands down. Gift bags? Fifty cents. Patterned, colored tissue paper? Ten cents. Paper plates & napkins? A dollar. Stuffed bunny? Two bucks.
Stock up for the whole year. Put aside some things as gifts and some for you.
Plus, it's such a rush. The mad grab for an empty box to put everything in. Shuffling through all the cards and bags and papers. Finding new items put out on the table every few minutes. You don't want to miss a thing, so you walk back through the whole room again just to be sure.
Insanity. But totally the funnest shopping, the most chaotic atmosphere, the most amazing bargains you will find all year.