Fun Ways to Give Money as a Gift
Simply putting cash in a card is so mundane, everybody does it that way and everybody knows what’s inside the card. Here are some original ideas to put a little fun and imagination into the cash giving process. Making people laugh and smile is more valuable than any amount of cash you could possibly give and they will remember you for it.
The giving of money or cash as a gift on holidays, birthdays and special occasions is universally accepted as a great gift by all who receive it. It is a very easy gift to give and you can give exactly what you want with the satisfaction of knowing that the person you give it to will appreciate it and be able to get something they really wanted.
The only problem with giving money as a gift it is that it is not a creative gift and requires little thought, usually you just stick it in a card, where’s the fun in that? Let’s not for get the fact that we all work really hard for our money and sometimes feel like we are just giving it away, that’s not fun at all, but, I am willing to give up the cash for a little fun and a good laugh.
Presents are so cool, a box all wrapped up in pretty paper, decorated with ribbons and bows, just knowing that there is something special inside, who wouldn’t love it. I have always preferred to wrap the cash in a box with a bow; if you just put it in a card everyone will know its cash so wrap it up. Jewelry boxes make people think it might be jewelry, shirt boxes suggests it might be a shirt and big boxes can really add a bit of mystery because they can hold just about anything. Big boxes can be the best because you can add things like shredded paper that they have to sort through to find the cash, or you can wrap little boxes inside the bigger boxes and make them open a lot of gifts before they get to the cash. You can also add things like rocks to make the box heavy and when lifted they will know that there is something in there.
Another fun and great cash giving idea is to buy a box of Macaroni and Cheese, the kind that is really cheap with the powder cheese packet. Take a sharp knife and carefully cut open the box at the top or bottom flap, basically you just want to separate the flap from the glue with no damage to the box so you will be able to glue it closed again. Remove the powder cheese packet from inside the box, tip it upside down and shake all the cheese to the top, then carefully with a pair of sharp scissors cut a straight line across the bottom, fold up the money nice and flat, (if you are giving a lot of cash you may want to empty a little of the powder cheese out) stick it inside the packet of cheese and glue that closed. Put the cheese packet back inside the box and glue the box closed. If you messed up with opening the box, just tape both ends so that way both ends look like they have been tampered with and they still will not know which end to open. The funny part is that nobody every looks in the cheese packet for the cash. They literally rip apart the box and dump out all the noodles but still don’t think about looking in the cheese packet. It’s a blast, however the money will be cheesy and you should not use the cheese packet because money is really dirty with a lot of germs.