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Gifts That Cost Nothing

Here's a great way to save money on gifts and get the kids involved too. This particular gift idea is so easy and says "I love you" so well. Make several of these keepsakes and give them to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone who needs a smile.

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The best, inexpensive Christmas gift I ever received was from my daughter when she was in elementary school. The class took small empty boxes (toothpaste, jewelry gift boxes, etc.), wrapped them in wrapping paper, then tied them up with curling ribbon. Attached to the box was this note:

I took an ordinary box
As empty as can be
I filled it with a special gift
And wrapped it carefully.

But please don't ever open it
Just leave the ribbon tied
And hold it tightly near your heart
Because my love for you is inside!

I loved this gift and will keep it FOREVER. This would be a good class project for elementary school students or for a Sunday School class.

By MomOf1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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January 18, 2001

We all like to give a gift to show how much we appreciate a particular person, but your gift doesn't have to cost the earth. In fact, it doesn't have to cost anything at all. We can give gifts every day of our lives without them ever having to cost a penny, simply by showing that we care.

Gifts That Cost Nothing

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June 16, 2013

This is a page about making a memory jar. A thoughtful, memorable gift for a friend or family member is a memory jar.

Memory jar with decorative ribbon.

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