Surprise, I don't like to shop! As far as gifts go, if you tell me something that you want I'll get it for you. However, most of the time the people I know have everything they need or want. Especially our little nieces and nephews as they get so much for each holiday that I really like to give them money. Deep down inside, I hope they save it but at least they can choose to how to spend it or save it without having another toy to open with all the 100 other toys.
Some people might think that cash is tacky or not personal enough but I've never met anyone to turn down cash and in case you haven't noticed, I don't care what people think of me. ;-) I'm not usually a fan of gift cards because, more often than not, they get lost. When I give cash as a gift I do like to spruce it up a bit by making fun shapes! I wanted to share this Christmas tree shape with you in case you wanted to do the same thing. These instructions were adapted from wikihow.
How To Fold A Christmas Money Tree
Step 1: Fold the right side of the bill over as pictured below. Take note at where the fold is. You cannot see the "five" under the columns. This will be your tightest fold.
Step 2: Fold the left half over as pictured below.
Step 3: Turn over the bill and tuck in the flaps that are hanging down.
Step 4: Take your next bill and fold over the right side as pictured below. This part of the tree should be a little larger than the first. Take note at where the fold is (you can see the entire "five" along the bottom.
Step 5: Repeat for your last bill. This fold will be the biggest as you are just folding it down the center of the bill.
Step 6: Take your folded bills and slightly tuck them into each other.
Step 7: Take your final bill and fold or roll it up to be the tree "trunk".
Ta-da! Now you have a fun way to give money! Wrap it up in a box or put it in a card...no matter what way you give it, they are sure to love the gift you give!