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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Save Time Birthday Shopping

This is the time of year when there are a lot of events to celebrate! Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation and weddings. May is especially busy for me, as my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew all have birthdays this month, too.

So rather than making numerous trips to buy cards and gifts, I try to combine several of those tasks in one trip. Yesterday I was quite proud of myself because I planned ahead, and was able to combine some items to be mailed, saving on postage. And, of course, the more trips we combine, the more efficient we are with our gas money and our time, which is valuable, too.

Whenever I buy wedding cards, birthday cards, baby cards, and graduation cards, I usually buy several so I have some on hand. Mother's Day and Father's Day, of course, are a little different as is picking out special cards for special people. But if you can think ahead, you can still shop for several special cards at the same time.

When I find gifts I like that might serve several people or several occasions, I stock up. How wonderful it is to go into my gift drawer and find something perfect for an occasion coming up, rather than make a special trip!

Please share your tips with us!