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Guest Post: Inexpensive Gift Tags

Greeting cards are one of the many things that I totally resent spending money on. They get ripped open and thrown in the trash within seconds and at three or four bucks a pop, it’s such an enormous waste. Especially for kids.

I recently came up with a solution to this dilemma as we are heading into birthday party season: I found some great vintage birthday images and placed an order for business cards, using the image on the front and the back to fill in the to and from. Just punch a hole in the corner and tie on the gift. Easy, right? And cheap! The top ones are designed as 2″x 2″ and the bottom is the typical 2″ x 3.5.”

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I didn’t personalize them, since I didn’t know which of my kids they’d be from, but next time I may just put all of their names. If you want to snag mine, feel free by clicking to download, or easily make your own. There are so many copyright-free images once you look, and you could also use a photo of your child. How fun would that be? If I do say so myself.

Originally published at Scary Mommy and reprinted here with the author’s permission.


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Scary MommyTo bring you the best variety of tips and savings ideas, the Inexpensively network connects with bloggers from around the country. Joining us this week is Jill from Scary Mommy, sharing her great idea on making gift giving a little more budget friendly.

Jill is the not so frightening mom behind Scary Mommy. Her blog, whose name was coined by Jill’s children, presents an honest look at motherhood – the good, the bad, and the scary – and chronicles Jill’s experiences as a stay-at-home mom to three children, ages five and under.

3 Responses to “Guest Post: Inexpensive Gift Tags”

  • Heather Sokol September 02, 2009 @8:27AM Reply

    I love this idea! I’m thinking I might just print a bunch of address labels at Christmas too – how much time and money would that save?!

  • Jennifer D. September 02, 2009 @4:45PM Reply

    This is a fabulous idea. Love Scary Mommy & her craftiness!

  • Frugal Femina September 03, 2009 @5:21AM Reply

    What a creative idea! Love it! :-)

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