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3 Easy Ways To Save Money During The Holidays.

Boxes and Ribbon and Paper OH MY! (Part 2)

Making the most of your money during the holidays is something everyone can do. In Secret Number 2 we show you how to save a little extra money.

Learn the secrets Elves wonít share!

Secret # 2: How to Save A Little Cash

It all adds up!

Shred and Save

As you are wrapping gifts have your shredder close by. Instead of keeping all the scraps of wrapping put them in your shredder. On Christmas morning instead of grabbing for a trash bag head to the shredder and clean up the mess. Using shredded wrapping paper in place of traditional tissue paper can save you money. It makes a great filler for inside gift boxes throughout the year.

Holiday Greeting Cards

Make your own. Computers are a great tool for making personalized cards that reflect your thoughts during the holidays. There all many free graphics that can be downloaded from the internet. You can use plain white paper or buy fancier card stock with matching envelopes and still save money.

Speaking of the internet, there are great e-cards that are available for free and you can always send your holiday wishes by e-mail or instant messenger as well.

If youíre not going to mail your holiday greeting think about mounting it on the front of your gift box. How many times have you left home with the gift but forgot the card. By mounting it to your gift box, thereís no chance of that happening.

Saving money on the postage, envelopes, and greeting cards. Now that can be a substantial savings.

Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons always come in handy for kids art projects or craft projects. There is nothing wrong with reusing ribbons and bows on another gift as long as they are in good condition. Bows can be reused by removing the staple then use scissors to cut and curl. Combine colors and textures to create an attractive look for gifts and save a little money at the same time.

In parts 3 & 4 I tackle the box issue, great projects to do with your kids, and more ways to save money by using boxes. Secret 3 reveals how to turn ordinary boxes of all sizes into beautiful gift boxes and ornaments. Simple, elegant, and a personal touch can make the box as special as the gift inside. Secret 4 reveals how to use shirt boxes and larger boxes for storage, kids projects, and play items. You donít want to miss whatís coming next!

If you have missed any of the Elves Secrets, please visit The Big Brown Box, Inc. for visuals and other great holiday gift ideas. Our childrenís book makes a great Holiday gift.

Submitted by:

Jacqueline Blumenstock

Co-author and creator of the "Browny Big Box Adventure Series".Website:http://www.thebigbrownbox.com Check out my blog: http://jblumenstock.blogspot.com/




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