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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Birthday Coupons

In the spirit of handmade gifts for Natalie I came up with the idea of a coupon book, full of special birthday things for her to redeem any time she wants (within reason). I really like this idea, and will probably try and do it every year for both kids. It helps keep the birthday excitement going longer than just the one day, and I have to say she loves it! She is allowed to redeem one coupon per day, and that seems to have been a good rule to set!

The coupons range from pricey (dinner date with Mama) to free (wii bowling night). Some of them I planned on her and I getting to do when Keith takes Brady to South Carolina for a friends wedding. They will be gone for a week, so Natalie and I will have lots of time to do girly things!

The idea is easy, and the actual coupon can be made from anything. I made them super quick with a pre made template I found for free online. I wrote in the box, and printed them up like a 4x6 photo. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Natalie's full list of coupons, we gave her 10:

One trip to the ice cream store (already redeemed, though the baskin by our house is CLOSED!! so Keith took her to McDonald's for an ice cream cone. Not the same, but she was happy.)
One game of Life (she asks for this game all. the. time.)
30 minutes on the computer (we gave her 2 of these)
Dinner date with Mommy
Trip to the park with Daddy
Movie of your choice at home
Night of wii bowling
One movie at the theater (for when Keith is gone)
One pedicure date with Mommy (also for when Daddy is out of town)


Shellie said...

Thats a really cute idea Shan!

Mrs. L said...

What a cute idea!

Danielle said...

very cute, and great idea!

Amber said...

That is a great idea! I may be stealing this in the near future.

Julie said...

I love this idea! I think I'll be stealing it, too.