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April 9, 2012

In Which I Print a Printable | Wrap Story

You want to know something funny? The free printable posts I write are some of the most popular on my blog. Hundreds of people stumble onto The Gifted Blog looking for them. I love featuring free printables because it's fun to make cool gift wrapping accessible to lots of people at no cost.

But do you know what we don't own?

That's right. A printer!

So even though I don't usually document cards that we send, I thought I'd add this one to the Wrap Story series because I actually used a printable. G has a printing allowance through his school, so all our printing is done on campus. He kindly printed this money envelope for me. (Hopefully he didn't run into a professor he's trying to impress while retrieving it from the library printer!)

I used the envelope to carry on a tradition of G's grandpa's that he no longer keeps up. Growing up, G and his two sisters would look forward to receiving the same amount of dollars as the age they were turning from Grandma and Grandpa every year. (I thought this was always in dollar coins, but later learned that the tradition started with two dollar bills!)

We sent our nephew a little spending money for his 2nd birthday, and the envelope worked perfectly to hold his coins. I had fun making a boy-appropriate card for him, too. We'll see if this tradition sticks! It would be a fun one to continue.

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  1. I think it's great that you guys use the printer available at your husband's work. It is scary the number of electronic gadgets we have in our home, some which are useless simply because the technology moved on. We really have to stop and think before buying such items. Do we do it just because we can? It seems that way.

    Good for you guys for thinking ahead Charissa!

    1. Ah ha ha, if only you could see the tangle of cords and chargers in the corner of our living room! We're not cool (or rich) enough to be 'early adopters' of most techie gadgets, but we've accumulated our fair share.

      I do like living without a printer in the home, though! I think we save a lot of paper because of the extra steps involved to print something at G's school.


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