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.
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!
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.
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.
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.