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8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM
   

DIY Gift Card Wrapping Craft

Louise Sanderson
by Louise Sanderson on 12/15/16 12:00 PM

DIY Gift Card Wrapper

While giving someone a gift card during the holidays might seem like the easy way out, the National Retail Federation found that 61% of people want to receive gift cards for Christmas! While that’s great news, the next struggle is figuring out how to wrap a gift card.

They’re too small for a gift bag, and they’re quite awkward to wrap, so you probably resort to finding a generic card and stuffing them in there and calling it a day. Well, if you want to try something other than putting it a gift card in a card, try making this craft. Bonus: you don’t need to have a crafty bone in your body to make these cute little boxes- you can take my word for it!

 

What you need:

  • Cardstock
  • A glue stick
  • A compass or a pencil and string
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

  • Set your compass to 1 and ¾ inches and draw four circles.
  • Cut out each circle and fold them in half.
  • Arrange the circles so they overlap and form a square, then glue the overlapping parts together.
  • Put the gift card in the box. OPTIONAL: write a little note and place it in the box before closing it.
  • Fold down the edges and tie the box up with a ribbon.

Next Steps:

  • Need some last-minute holiday gift ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!
  • Do you know another way to wrap a gift card? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Louise Sanderson
Written by Louise Sanderson
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

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