Cheap Holiday Gift Giving

This tip is especially helpful for large families. Although it is fun
buying for and receiving from everyone, it can be very expensive.
Make an agreement with your family that you will continue to buy
for the children but that the adults will go with a name exchange.
This way the children are not disappointed and you can spend a
little more on one or two people rather than spreading your
money thin. For the members that you did not pick to exchange
with, bake a loaf of their favorite homemade bread or cookies.
Here’s another way to give gifts to everyone for less then
$1.00 each…
Do you own a computer?
If so the chances are you will have all the equipment you need to
implement the following money saving gift strategy.
You will need to already own a computer, scanner or digital
camera and CD burner.
The idea is to take photos… either with your digital camera or scan
in photo’s from your existing album of your family.
Create a slide show and burn both the individual photos and slide
show onto the CD. This will cost you less then $1.00 for each CD
and your family members will love it.
By having the individual photos on the CD your family members
can print out there own images afterwards.
This is especially great if you have photos of major family events
throughout the year such as reunions, gatherings and birthdays.
You could also create calendars and even video shows