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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Any ideas on a cute way to give money to kids? I have may nnieces and nephews and several of them are teens so we are giving money this year.
I don't want to just hand them a card.
Some things our family has done in the past...
*Little stocking with a few candies and the money taped to a big candy bar
*Gift bag with candy, pop, popcorn and movie gift card
*A Book with money as a book mark.

Any other ideas???


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http://www.marthastewart.com/270417/...5&slide=178065

Here's one for those who need coins for laundry.
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Here's another that someone posted about today.

http://pinterest.com/colourherhope/h...e-gift-ideas1/
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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One more (can you tell I'm giving cash to my kids this year?)

http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...urrent=107.jpg

IF you find any, can you share, too? TIA.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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my aunt used to do this. One year she gave me an umbrella but tied to each thingy (arm?) on the inside was money that was tied on and it fell (dangled) down when I opened it.

She also gave me an empty journal and put money between several pages.


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Old 12-22-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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the idea on Pinterest but it was a chocolate candy box that used folded money where the chocolates usually go (fold a variety of bills and put them in the little wrappers). Hopefully that makes sense!
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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There are some cute ideas on Pinterest -- folding money into Christmas trees, rolled and tied with ribbons....PM me with your email address if you need an invite -- it's much quicker than applying and waiting for an invitation!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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We've done the candy box, and several other ideas listed here.
Another idea: wrap several boxes inside of each other with the money in the last box (think Russian Nesting Dolls)

If you have a fun loving family, we have done the nesting boxes, but instead of putting the money under the lid of thenfirst box. So they open all boxes and the last one has a note about checking the first box again.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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A scavenger hunt around the house would be fun to watch. Each one could have different clues for them to find their cash.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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  • Fan a bill into a bow tie or hair bow for a doll/stuffed animal
  • a dollar store photo album, wallet, or whatever with money tucked in
  • a bag of chocolate gold coins- mix some Pocahontas dollar coins in with them
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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One year my children's aunt found a puzzle maze made for hiding money in it. The kids
had a great time figuring out the puzzle, and then enjoying the money.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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I had fun making a money tree for my ds one year. It was really cute. He was the son that most often heard me saying that old cliche about money growing on trees.
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Once my grandparents taped a lot of one dollar bills together in a chain (short side) and then cut a slit in a check box (in one of the top short edges) so I pulled each dollar bill out one at a time. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Wow! These are all great ideas. Now to pick one... Thanks I can always count on you guys. Merry Christmas!
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a quick caution -- My parents gave my children along with all nieces and nephews money locked in little game mazes. The kids had to get a little silver bb type ball through the maze and solve the puzzle to get their money out. We thought it would be a great idea and they would need to "work" for their money. The adults all thought they were great. Our kids --- they all hated it. They were frustrated. They said they felt stupid and just wanted to get the money out. My worrier started to stress out and worry that she would never free her money. My hyper (but resourceful) nephew ended up throwing his on the ground after 20 minutes and jumping on the box, breaking it and freeing his money. The other kids really worked on it for a long time and most figured them out. My youngest got bored or frustrated and put it away unopened after 30 minutes. It is still unopened and this was last weekend - I will try it once things settle down around here. Our youngest niece (6) gave up, started crying, and said she didn't want it anyway. My mom was so disappointed and she felt very badly. It seemed so clever.
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