LivE Wisely Save Money and Fun For the Kids!!

This is just my way of saving for the bigger and better. Why pay more when you can pay less? I am not cheap...just savvy!!

My husband really enjoys giving "Hallmark" cards to special occasions. He spends time going through different card ensuring to pick just the right one. I on the other hand have always preferred the cards that blank on the inside...aka box of 12 for $5.99. Not only is the price more favorable, but I have always enjoyed a more personal way to express my note.

Fast forward to having children, I always have tons of "beautiful" art work hanging around. My oldest daughter loves to paint and draw and play with stickers. I often feel bad about throwing her creations away. Why not share them with someone else. So I have started using her art work as personal handmade cards to share with our friends and family. I typically have her "sign" her name and I write the special note.

Another great tip is to take cards, (the "Hallmark" kind) and cut out the picture on the front or inside pages. We get a lot of great cards with pictures of say Disney characters or flowers, hearts, etc. I cut them out and save them to be used for other fun projects! My eldest daughter loves to glue them on to other pieces of paper for more art creations!!

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Alanna December 14, 2012 at 01:55 AM
What a great idea about re-using the animated pictures from greeting cards, it is in my plan now after just debating on throwing them in the trash! Thanks for helping me recycle and be savvy Jeannette!!
Susan Schaefer December 14, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Cutting the pictures from cards and repurposing them is such a great idea! I hate to throw them away but never know what to do with them, but now I do. I'm looking forward to more great tips like this one!
Anju Giri December 14, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Great ideas Jeannette!! I like the idea of using cards that others have given you. It's a nice way to appreciate what was given and create an original of your own. On a personal note, your cards always come off as very thoughtful.
Kristen Fritz December 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
I love this idea! I usually save cards from loved ones over the years, but they tend to just accumulate in a box. Now I am inspired to pull them out and put them to good use at our next craft project! Thanks for the great ideas!
Cheyney Barrieau December 16, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I love putting personal touches on cards - it makes it so much more special! Keep these blog posts coming - love Savvy stuff!


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