February 6, 2018

Money Mondays: Homemade Cards and Gifts

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com


The day after Thanksgiving, we started decorating for Christmas.  This year, we are reusing decorations from previous years.

Also, I started to make Christmas gifts and cards.


We grew up thinking that store-bought cards are better, but over the years I found handmade cards are appreciated by the recipients.  I like to draw Christmas images free-hand, but for variety, I am also trying these ideas out:  Fingerprint Christmas lights card and Copy Cat cards


I am thrilled when I receive a personal handmade gift, but for some reason used to feel apprehensive when I gave them out.  Over time, I learned handmade gifts are highly valued.

Here are a few items I’ve given out that turned out to be hits:

If you are interested in getting inspired to make handmade Christmas gifts, join the Handmade Christmas Gift Challenge!

Or, if you want to just jump in, learn everything you need to get started, head over to the Handmade Gifts Bootcamp – they are having a great Black Friday sale that ends later today but there is still time!

I included a couple of links below that can help with keeping things simple this Christmas.

DIY Christmas Gifts from The Merrill Project

10 Money Saving Tips for a Frugal Holiday 

20 Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Greener Gift Wrapping Supplies


© Apartment Prepper 2017



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