Thursday, March 11, 2010

Save Money: Make Personalized Gifts at Home

Money Saving tips from your Library

With all that is happening in the economy today, many people are looking for genuine ways to save money. Sometimes it is hard to let go of many of the things we have grown accustomed to having, but budget constraints have left all of us looking for ways to cut back. In the next few weeks, I am going to offer some helpful tips that will allow you to save tremendously and not cut back on the things you enjoy.

Tip #7
Homemade Gifts

How many times have you had to worry about how much money to spend on gifts for various occasions like birthdays, Valentines Day or Mother’s Day? Well, we have the perfect solution for you. What not make gifts for your friends and family? Family will love these, because they were made specifically for them and not just purchased from any store. You can never lose because the gifts are also personalized just for that person on your list.

To find craft books, follow these simple steps;
1. Go to our homepage,
2. Click on "Library Catalog"
3. In the search box, enter "crafts" (If you want to make a specific craft, you can just enter that in the search box as well. Ex, Soap making, pillows, crochet, etc.)
4. Select the "Subject" or “Title” circle and then click "Go"
5. This will give you a list of craft books. Just click on any of the titles for more information.

You can also borrow craft magazines from your local library. These contain lots of ideas as well. You can check these out for 3 weeks at a time.

What are some benefits of making gifts instead of buying them?
1. Materials needed may be cheaper than the actual gift purchased
2.The gifts are more personalized
3.You can make multiple gifts from the same material
4.These can be made ahead of time, reducing the stress of last minute gift shopping

Do you find this tip helpful? If so, just let us know. We are looking for ways to save you money, without losing out on the things you have come to enjoy. Make sure you check back next week for the seventh tip.

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