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Friday, January 11, 2013

Wish Jar

No, this isn't a work of art...
it's just something I did quickly to cover a hot cocoa container. I may pretty it up more...or not.

I read about a great way to painlessly save for Christmas all year long and thought....hmmm...

We have our 20th wedding anniversary coming up in a little over 15 months. We've always talked about going someplace special for each of our "big number" anniversaries but never have. Mostly because we had little kids at the time. Now that they are older, I think it's time.

So I've decided that every $5 bill that crosses my path goes directly through the slot I cut in the lid. I'm not going to look, count, or in anyway keep track until it's time to open it to pay for our trip.

Mr. G is on board the our savings plan. We are both excited to see how much we can save. Since cash isn't a commodity we use a lot, it could be slow going. When I told my mom about what we were doing and she sweetly slipped me the $5 bills she had on hand.

What do you think of our plan??



~*~Patty S said...

That's a fabulous plan and those fives will really add up over time!

Mr Magpie and I did not take much time away at all when our boys were growing up, we have been trying to make up for that in recent years!

I hope you get to take a wonderful trip...I know you will actually!

Dianne said...

great idea! I would be tempted to keep counting it though...or spend it half way through! be strong and just think of the exotic places you can go!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a good plan and it will add up faster than you think. We have an old water jug that is pretty large and we put all our change in it every day. We have had hundreds in that jar by the end of the year. It's really amazing. Good luck and hope you go someplace really special. We are having our 38th anniv. Monday.

Cameron said...

Moms are wonderful like that :)

I can't wait til the day we read you're leaving for your dream trip!

*jean* said...

i think that is a great idea!! good wishes on your fiver collection!!!

Sandy Cantesano said...

I love it!!!! I really love the idea of $5 bills. We are not "cash" users either but Gerry does more than I. I think it will be a fun thing for the two of you to both be contributing and see what you get at the end. As you get closer to the date you should beef it up to $10 so you have some good spending cash for your trip to Houston for your anniversary. hehehe J/K. Your sweet mom, sounds like something she'd do. :-)

Seriously, I hope you get to go somewhere really wonderful! 20 years of marriage deserves a great vacation!

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