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Make a Keepsake Collection

When my great granddaughter was born, I wanted to give her something special, she could cherish for her lifetime.

Hallmark sells birthday numbered dolls, ages 1 and up. I started buying one each birthday and she now is 11. The store I was buying from stopped carrying them. I was having a hard time finding them, but finally found a store carrying ones up to twenty one. I purchased the rest I need, to 21.

Rather expensive all at once, but now I have her birthday gifts for another 10 years, and no worry about finding them. You can do this with any object. Her uncle always buys her a keepsake Christmas ornament, not always a Hallmark, dated, so she will have a start on her Christmas ornaments when she gets out on her own and has her first tree.

By Gladys Hill

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November 2, 20040 found this helpful

I'm not pitching for Hallmark, but they also have the best gift wrapping paper you'll find, and some great tree ornaments. Tip: if you can, buy this stuff right after Christmas and store it for the next year. Most places put it on special with great After-Christmas sales and you can really save a bundle.

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