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Jun 21 2013
5 years ago
5:25 PM MDT

Happy Friday: Creative & Frugal Bridal Shower Gift

Jun 21, 2013 @ 5:25 PM MDT
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Sent from reader, Julie:

Recently, I attended a family bridal shower. I knew the bride and groom were going to be on a tight budget, so I decided to give them a practical gift. First I went to Walmart and purchased a laundry basket. I used the $10 ecard that I got from Walmart’s customer service from ordering Crayola markers and a fire truck that was listed on your site a little while back… making the laundry basket FREE! Next, I filled it with all sorts of practical things that I had in my stock pile (thanks to Hip2save). I wrapped it with tulle that I bought at Michael’s using a 50% coupon and then wrote a letter to tie everything together:

On July 13, 2013, Kaleb and Laura will enter a new ERA. Kaleb will WISK Laura off her feet, and they will live on the EDGE and REACH for all their dreams. They will be GLAD to go the EXTRA mile to help one another FINISH everything they begin. Every morning as the SUNLIGHT appears, Kaleb will kiss his new bride and it will DAWN on Laura that she has chosen a FANTASTIC groom…and then marriage will set in. There will be dishes that need a SOFTSCRUB, bathrooms that need cleaning, and then, Laura will discover a little SECRET. Kaleb is not the MR. CLEAN she thought he was, and marriage will require a little EXTRA effort! Fortunately, Kaleb is so SUAVE that Laura will happily overlook the messes! They will continue to love one another and SCOPE out their future! Some day soon they will sit on their porch, watching their 3 MUSKETEERS running around, and thank God for the special gifts He has given them.

The bride & groom-to-be loved the practical gift!


Do you have a funny, “Hip”, or unique photo to share?! Email us at happyfriday@hip2save(dot)com. Every Friday, I will post one photo, submitted by you and/or another Hip2Save reader, that gives us a glimpse into your frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile. If your photo is published on Hip2Save, we’ll email you a $10 Amazon e-card!

** Check out all of the previous Happy Friday pictures here.

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