Birthday and Christmas cards
A frugal blogger suggests that it would be really cost-effective to not send cards to people.
I really enjoy getting a wee card or a note from people - it helps you to know people are thinking of you.
I do manage this in a frugal, cost-effective way.
I buy a box of plain white cards with envelopes and paint my own designs on each one.
It takes me half an hour at the start of each month.
I give cards to each of my piano pupils on their birthdays as well as posting to family far afield.
They may not be good enough to be published but I.Don't.Care.
I send them with my love and best wishes.
They are much cheaper than buying and sending a card from a shop - and I think it means more having a hand made one.
Here are a couple of the cards I've made for September birthdays. *I don't design each one - I often copy a design to paint.