My late Aunt always gave gifts to every one of her nieces and nephews and their spouses and eventually their children! It was always a cash gift ... and as the number of recipients grew ... I believe there were more than 40 of us ... and her available $$$ lessened, the amount of the cash gift grew smaller. Eventually ... she went and bought $1 dollar Lottery tickets for each one.
The quilt block post reminded me of a personal situation ... same aunt ... with crocheted granny squares ... which I will post in a more appropriate thread.
"The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire
" The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
My Mom & Dad are each getting a Nook and a gift card to load them up.
- The Dean Martin Show -
Petula Clark: You know they say you can't buy happiness.
Dean Martin: No but you can pour it..
Love the calendar idea! Our family has lapsed into giving gift cards, which is the worst kind of giving there is, as far as I'm concerned. My brother gives me an Amazon e-certificate for my birthday, which I turn around and give right back to him at Christmas. We're all past the age where we need stuff, so I'm trying to convince everybody to either draw names or just limit the gifts to fun, small items. So far, nobody's keen on either idea.
"Neo-fascist movements do not advance gradually by persuasion; they first transform the terms of the debate, create a new movement based on untrammeled emotion, take over existing institutions, and then ruthlessly exploit events." — Andrew Sullivan
I remember he had the worst time getting the Kennedy half-dollar because there was something special about that year and it was much more expensive than it usually is.
Out of curiousity, I looked up US coin set 1971 on ebay (the year I was born) and found a set selling for $4.26. It has the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half-dollar. Shipping is 1.99. Boy, I was a cheap year!
Amazon.com: birth year coin sets
This was just one of dozens of options when I googled "coins of your birth year".
Count your blessings!
That is a great idea . . . . since we'll be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary next year, I think I'll do it with two sets of coins - 1964 and 2014. And since we'll be on a cruise ship on our anniversary, it's double great because it won't take up much space to pack! Thanks!