December 4, 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.  I also started to make Christmas gifts and cards.

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

Gifts

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:

You still have time to get your handmade cards and gifts together.  Get your kids involved, it’ll be fun!

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

101 Inexpensive Handmade Christmas Gifts

10 Money Saving Tips for a Frugal Holiday 

20 Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Greener Gift Wrapping Supplies

Please share in the comments your current favorite homemade cards and gifts.

 

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2 Comments on Money Mondays: Homemade Cards and Gifts

  1. I buy wide mouth mason jars at Goodwill that have less then perfect lips and than make them in to soy wax candles and give these as gifts. This is a good use for mason (canning) jars that are not usable for canning anymore. I do not added any scent to the candles only colors.

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