I am a Veteran of the Viet Nam Era. When I see Old Glory my heart skips a beat. When I hear people speaking of “her” with respect and honor I know what I did is paying off. Of course, we have leaders who don’t seem to share this loyalty, but it’s the people who really matter.
Farmtown is an application in Facebook that causes unknown numbers of Facebook members to lose all track of time while they become virtual farmers. You get a plot of land and some money, along with whatever handmade gifts your friends have sent. On this land you get to grow, cultivate and even care for various animals whenever you decide to visit.
Your child can write down a special note to grandma or grandpa or tell them about the photo. Where was the photo taken? What were you doing? Who was there? What special memories do you have of that day?
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make their gift special. You can give them beautiful handmade gifts for close to free, or spend still under $50.00 for a substantial gift that they can really use. Whatever you get them, remember to think about what they could really use. If you give a gift that has a practical or sentimental use, you can be assured that it will be appreciated for years to come.
Gift certificates, are another great idea. Ladies love to shop, and getting a gift certificate is even better because then they get to chose their own gift and don’t have to pay for shopping.
Utah is replete with places to go and see Nature. Fabulous places to “wet a hook” are around most corners. Beauty is abundant in our great state. If you are planning on camping you might want to think ahead – like for next year. In all probability the campsites are going to be in use for the weekend. Some opportunities may be open, but you may need to have a back-up plan, or 2 or 3. I did a search on my computer and came up with several places to consider but a dire warning came with each suggestion Go Early and it may already handmade gifts be too late.
Sending Thank You cards gives people warm fuzzies. They have good feelings about you. They may have bad feelings about you, but a card will make them reconsider. Maybe not change their mind, but understand I said “reconsider”. And brownies, well, what do you think that would do?
Once the holidays are over, you will be able to breathe easy when there is no engorged payments to handle. Short-term loans are paid off in full in order to keep them cost effective. A car title loan is a 30 day loan with your vehicle’s pink slip as collateral. Keep the holidays light and merry by refraining from using third party money to purchase gifts.