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As many of you know, my amazing and oh so special grandmother passed away in August of this year. She was 93 years old and lived a beautiful life.

Before I officially disconnect myself from the computer to spend 100% quality time with loved ones, I want to share the video above with all of you, my Hip2Save family. <3 I hope this video inspires you to slow down, smell the roses, and live life like my grandmother did. Merry Christmas!

A Beautiful Life

I hope 2016 is a beautiful year for all of you.


Collin founded Hip2Save in 2008 and has over 10 years experience as a deals and lifestyle editor, strategist, and creative copywriter. She is debt-free and has been featured in Parents Magazine, Today.com and MSNBC. Connect with Collin on LinkedIn


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  1. frannie

    Beautiful video. Thank you for all you do.

  2. April

    Your grandma was adorable. Such a beautiful person. I loved seeing her in your photos & videos. She was loved by so many & had a beautiful family. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your hip2save team. ❤

  3. Sandy

    What a beautiful tribute! If only she knew how many Hipsters fell in love with her.

  4. coldmountainpix

    Ma will never be forgotten <3 (((hugs))) to you and your family and thank you so much for sharing her with us all these years!!!!

  5. Cb

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Pam Tennant

    Oh Collin, what a beautiful video with so many heartfelt moments. I am sure your first Christmas without your Grandmother was very difficult. Thank you for sharing the video. Ma was a very special person, and inspiration, to so many of us whom never knew her. So glad you have all those wonderful memories to reflect on.
    Merry Christmas to you and the hip team, and thanks for all you do throughout the year,

  7. Precious

    Merry Christmas

  8. Cindi Myers Market News

    I somehow missed this news back in August. Ma was such a special person and I always looked forward to seeing her here on your blog. I know you miss her very much. The video was beautiful. She was a great example to us all.

  9. Heather

    Hugs to you Collin! Thanks for sharing your sweet Grandma with us. 😊

  10. Bernetta

    Beautiful video! Thanks for sharing Ma with us! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and happy new year! Thanks for all you do hip2save team!

  11. Mary O

    Colin
    Just wanted to say I had the pleasure of being one of the lucky ones to receive a Hip2Save
    banners on a stick of your grandmother.
    I have it displayed in the kitchen and everytime I see it makes me smile.
    It not only makes me think of your grandmother but my grandmother and how much I miss her .
    She took care of me when I was litlle and was always my champion.
    Thank You for sharing your grandmother with us Hip2Savers and sharing special, precious memories that tug at our heartstrings.
    May you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and a bright New Year!!
    And Colin I love Hip2Save I look forward to it everyday It is like opening a present everyday of the year!!!
    Thank You for sharing Hip2Save with all of us !!

  12. Jen

    Thank you for sharing her with us. Her beautiful soul shines through even on this video. I can see why she was so special to you. I hope you had a very merry Christmas and enjoyed time with your loved ones.

  13. Loretta

    Beautiful and yes, THANK YOU SO MUCH for ALL You do!!!!!!

  14. Christine

    I always loved seeing your grandmother in various pictures…she made us all smile 🙂

  15. Dee

    I’m in tears, what a special lady she was. Merry Christmas to all and may the New Year bring us all closer to a beautiful life. God bless and thank you for sharing her with us.

  16. dianamariephoto

    That was one of the most beautiful things I think I have ever seen! She always reminded me of my own grandmother whom I lost a few days over a year ago. I wish I could have spent more time with her as you did Ma. Thank you for the tear jerking video. It’s almost as if my grandmother was talking about our family. Merry Christmas to you, and thank you again.

  17. Stacey

    Merry Christmas to you, your team, and your family! You have been such a blessing to mine these last couple of years. Thank you.

  18. Blair

    A beautiful video! Thank you Hip2Save! Merry Christmas!

  19. MA

    Thank you so much for posting this as I did not see the post in August. My condolances to you and your family on the passing of a very special person who touched the lives and hearts of many. The video was very touching and just wondering if that was her idea or yours, but very, very special. Have never seen that done before. I know you will treasure that! I have a lump in my throat now.

    A Merry Christmas to you and your family Collin, and a blessed New Year and well. Yes, time spent with family is very precious indeed. Love you and your site! The other MA-short for Mary Alice. When I started that I had no idea there was a sweet lady known as MA. LOL Didn’t mean to impersonate.

  20. Deanna

    Merry Christmas to you and to Ma in heaven. Thank you for helping to provide an abundant holidays for my family. And thank you for these wise words and beautiful reminder!

  21. javarps

    Thank you for the message. I also love Ma she was very special just like you. Thanks for all you do for us and the smile that comes with looking at your posts, you are so much fun!

    Ma we love you!

  22. denise

    I miss her too…Merry Christmas Collin! We love you

  23. Chelsea

    That was a beautiful video Collin! The relationship you two had was awesome! You have so many wonderful memories to cherish for years to come! It was amazing to have this video, it will be most cherished for the years to come as well! You’re lucky to have it, and were lucky….well….blessed to have such an awesome “Ma!” You were also very blessed to have her in your life for so long!!! I agree, family is SO very important, and I’m glad you could take the day off to enjoy precious time with them for Christmas! Time is the one thing you don’t get back and cannot be replaced. Thank you for all you and your team do! We sure love it and YOU! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  24. Pamela Carter

    I just watched the video. Ma brought so much joy to your followers. This video of her should serve as a comfort for you and your family. Ma knew her time on earth was growing shorter but she wanted you to know that her life was full, so that her family could go on after her death. She wanted all of you to live a full life as well. So Collin, keep up your great videos that Ma loved participating in and remember that her spirit of love will always be with you.

    Pamela

  25. Josie

    Rest in peace. I loved watching your videos. Thanks for bringing joy to our lives.

  26. Natalia

    Your grandma is missed. She was such a lovely and jolly person. May her spirit live on forever.

  27. Matia

    She was a firecracker…I missed seeing her this season shopping with you….wonderful memories.. Merry Christmas Colin …

  28. Linda

    A very beautiful tribute which brought tears to my eyes. We are all here for such a short period of time and this is a wonderful reminder to make the most of our time and put our loved ones and family first and make sure they know how much we love and appreciate them each and every day. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings to you and your family and the Hip2Save community. All the best in 2016!

  29. John

    Absolutely Beautiful. Beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Thank you.

  30. Kiesha r

    What a beautiful family you have to share with so many people. I am blessed to have a great family as well. Sometimes people don’t realize how wonderful that is to be close to everyone in your family like that. Just remember one thing, she is only sleeping till GOD comes and you will get to be with her again. GOD bless you and all your family her and gone and may she be your guardian angel.

  31. Kiesha r

    *here

  32. Shannon mclaws

    What a beautiful video, thank you for sharing. I always looked forward to seeing her in your videos.

  33. Terri Harrison

    I did not know your Grandmother had passed. I literally cried watching your video. She was a firecracker and has inspired me to live my life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Laura

    She will be missed! Thank you for sharing her with all of us viewers!

  35. Anna N

    Oh Collin! I didnt know about Grandma 🙁 Im sorry, as i watched this Video it burst to cry. This September I love my 25 year old brother. He passed away in his sleep, just 4 days before my 27th Birthday. He had beautiful and awesome 25 years of his life! He loved my kids, was always happy and he’d always say “take time to live, because we live only once” Yes this year is passed and 2016 will show us so much more, but we gotta live if beautiful and let others know that no matter how hard life is, we’re always happy!
    Happy New Years My dear <3 Love Anna!

  36. Denise

    Beautiful video Collin! My nanny passed away when I was 16 and I wish she was here to see my children! Even though they never met her the memories I share to them of her is as special to them that they are to me! You are very lucky to be able to do such a nice video like that of her! That’s a memory that will last a lifetime! Happy new year!

  37. Sara

    I came looking for new shopping videos this morning, as I’ve been away from couponing for a month or so, and came across this beautiful video of your Grandma, tears running down my cheeks as I watched. I somehow missed the news of her passing in August. What a treasure she was. And what a wonderful gift she was to you. I so enjoyed watching the shopping videos of the two of you and how special and fun all those memories must be for you I am sure. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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