Gift giving

January 5, 2013 § 2 Comments

My daughters each got a “Girl Scout” shirt

Because I have teenagers and my nieces and nephew are all in the tween and teen years as well, Christmas gift giving has become a transfer of gift cards in recent years.  This year, I decided to give cash.  That way my beloved kids can spend — or save — as they choose.  They get what they want, and I’m not perpetuating necessary consumption.

In an effort to keep the gift thoughtful and personal, I folded the money using origami techniques.


Older nieces got bow-ties

Nephew and youngest niece got hearts



§ 2 Responses to Gift giving

  • that is very, very impressive! I love it! I think I’ll have to do that myself for gifts sometime.

    Oh, and I realized that you were the brilliant person who pointed me to YNAB, so I just changed my post to give kudos to you. Thanks, and looking forward to your next post!

  • sarahn says:

    Love it! we have plastic money in australia, so I’m not sure it would work as well, but I could certainly give it a whirl. Could be good in wedding cards?

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