For savvy shoppers, RMB 100 (or USD 15) may not be sufficient to purchase Christmas decorations.

But in China, anything is possible. I decided to check out a small commodity market, where most things are way cheaper than those found in supermarkets like Walmart, in central Beijing prior to Christmas Eve.

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Inside the market.

Walking down narrow aisles flanked by congested stores, I finally spotted a store selling Christmas decorations, alongside daily necessities and stationery.

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The owner at his store where I bought Christmas decorations from.
The owner at his store where I bought Christmas decorations from.

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Here’s what I got for RMB 100:

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1.5-meter (five-foot tall) man-made tree, 60 RMB

Ornaments,15 RMB

Two Snowflakes, 15 RMB

Santa Claus sticker, 10 RMB

Christmas decoration time!

Tree

Put up the tree, place ornaments, and use a snowflake as a tree topper!

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The window
I used a snowflake and the Santa Claus sticker.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! 

(Top photo from Pixabay.com)

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Heather is a writer at ACT. She is passionate about literature, photography and technology. She graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics with a Master's Degree. Writer to her: heather[at]allchinatech.com