Tips and Inspirations

  1. Gather the Kids and Get Ready for Random Acts of Kindness Day

    February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and it has quickly become a favorite holiday in our household. As a parent, I want my kids to learn gratitude and thanks for all that we have. I want them to understand that we are more alike than different and how kind words can help lift others. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to put actions to our discussions and that’s why it’s a favorite. 

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  2. A Quick and Cute Valentine's Day Gift Idea for Him, Her or the Kids.

    Valentine’s Day gifts aren’t just for couples.  It’s a day to let the people close to you know you love them.

    There’s no better gift than sweets and a gift card!  Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day gift idea for your husband, wife, kids of all ages or a best friend.

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  3. Insider's View On Visa Cards And Other Prepaid Gift Cards

    Gift cards are the #1 consumer and business gift. Closed-loop gift cards like a Starbucks card make up the majority of the sales according to Mercator but prepaid gift cards, you know the Visa cards at the grocery stores, make up around 20% of the total market. These cards are very flexible for the recipient but have some drawbacks to gifting them.  Let’s take a closer look so you can make the best choice on what to gift.

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  4. Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Gift Ideas!

    While more and more people are choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way, most of us are marking the event in some way.  Maybe this year you are simply treating yourself or celebrating with friends or family by holding a group get-together or maybe it’s more traditional with a night out with your significant other. Whatever the way, we have some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you. 

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  5. Keep Your Budget on Track in 2020 with Gift Cards

    Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to become in some way ‘better’ this year.  According to Statista, 51% of American’s planning to make a New Year’s resolution want to work on managing finances better.  It ties for the #1 resolution with eating healthier.

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  6. Employee Gift Ideas: Show Gratitude Toward Your Employees in 2020

    64% of working Americans leave their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated.  How does that statistic sit with you? Pretty gut-wrenching.  In 2020, take the time to say thank you to your employees. We even have our favorite gratitude ideas for you.  Feeling appreciated matters. 

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  7. 5 Ways to Use Gift Cards to Help Charities in 2020

    Looking for little ways to help others in 2020? Start by rallying the family together because these suggestions are family-friendly and a great way to teach your kids that random acts of kindness, no matter how big or small, can help people. 

     

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  8. New Year, New You. Give Yourself Small Thoughtful Gifts.

    2020 is here! Time to sit down and write out your goals. What is it that you want to accomplish this year?

     

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  9. Christmas Messages: 20 Messages To Write In Your Gift Card Message

    There is an art to writing a personal message that will be kept and reread.   For me, I spend all my time finding the perfect gift and struggle to write a heartfelt note to go with it.  Believe it or not, there is actually a format to getting that message just right. 

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  10. Teacher Holiday Gifts: Do's and Don'ts

    Christmas is the time of year when you want to let the special people in your life know how much you appreciate them.  There are few people more special than teachers.  BUT, what does your teacher really want?  After twelve years of being a homeroom parent and in charge of organizing the class Christmas gift, I have given this a lot of thought…

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