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Free Gifts To Share!

Posted by Colleen Kennedy on December 23rd, 2011

It’s that time a year again and if you’re like someone I know (i’m not mentioning any names…) you’ve waited ’til last minute to do your holiday shopping. Well, let me make it easy for you. I’ve got FREE gift ideas to share with you and it all starts with the most precious gift you can give…..YOU!

Did you know that you can actually be an eco-friendly gift?

1.  Make coupons that offer your time or services. For example, “This coupon entitles you to a special dinner for 2 lovingly prepared by me.” This coupon works great for friends or relatives that don’t cook. Or, “This coupon entitles you to 2 hours of book keeping services.” If you know what services someone really needs, then taylor made coupons makes them extra special.

2. Know someone with an office? (of course you do!) Check out this adorable business card holder  that was given to me  by a friend who created it special just for me. You can do the same with just a few pieces of cardboard , some glue and colored markers. 

3. Visit a lonely neighbor. Whether they’re down the street or across the hall, go knock on their door and say hello. Yes, even to the cranky guy that never smiles at you when you check your mail. Ever think he’s cranky because he’s lonely? Bring a plate of cookies to sweeten him up!

Your time and attention to someone less fortunate is the most precious gift you can give and …it’s FREE! Nothing feels as good as knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

Give the gift of time…….The gift of YOU!

Happy Holidays!

Colleen

Easy Green Shopping

Posted by Colleen Kennedy on December 23rd, 2009

Here’s a few last minute gift ideas:

  • Eco-friendly shopping bags. You can find them just about everywhere these days. They’re smart, stylish and inexpensive. Use them as a gift or in place of wrapping paper. Put a toy inside for a child and the bag becomes a little gift for Mom too!
  • Make a donation to a charity in a loved one’s name. Find one that they can relate to be it animals, children, or a cancer foundation. This type of gift touches more people than just the person you give it to.
  • Bake cookies, pies or breads. This is one of my favorites! A little old fashion but a whole lot tasty!! This year, I  used holiday tins left over from last year to put my cookies in. It’s a great way to recycle the tins and who doesn’t love cookies?

Whatever gift you give, make it from the heart and they will love it. Try not to get caught up in all the hoopla. Sometimes the best gift you can give is time. So for my last suggestion, I’ll say this:

  • Plan some time with someone whether it’s lunch with your sister or a beer with your brother maybe tea with your mom, as long as it’s time well spent it will be the best gift of all.

Merry, Merry and Happy, Happy to you all!