Have a 1972 penny?
If you enjoy collecting Lincoln pennies, then chances are you have at least a few 1972 pennies laying around.
It’s never too early to start planning for the perfect gift for Dad on Father’s Day.
For some reason, dads always get a little slighted each year. Here’s why.
The National Retail Federation estimates that U.S. consumers will spend $23.6 billion (or $186.39 apiece) on Mother’s Day this year. Last year, however, the NRF put Father’s Day spending at $14.3 billion, or $125.92 per person. Source
Of course, everyone knows that the #1 hottest gift idea for men this year is Jack Black For Men (hair & grooming products). I’m not kidding!
But, if you’re looking for something a little different — something that would appeal to the adventure-seeker in him — consider these one-of-a-kind gift ideas for Dad:
Of course there are many more “personal experience” gifts to choose from. There are a few companies that specialize in adventure gifts:
Personally, I think the best Fathers Day gift is a grill. It’s something he’ll surely enjoy, and something that you can use too! (That’s what I got Jim last year.)
Here are some more Father’s Day gift ideas from other experts:
If you collect old pennies, then you may already have a 1971 penny in your possession.
These old Lincoln pennies in your pocket change may look ordinary, but all are worth more than face value, and some are worth much more than 1 cent!
If you’re looking for current 1971 penny values, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll tell you what your 1971 pennies are worth and how to find the doubled die penny worth than $25.
There’s a rare 1943 penny worth $85,000 – do you have it?
Most rare pennies are valuable, but few rare coins even come close to rivaling this old 1943 penny worth 6 figures!
Here’s the scoop on the 1943 copper penny — including how to tell if you’ve found one and how you can spot other rare pennies in your pocket change, too. [Read more…]
A coin dealer is one of the greatest resources that we coin collectors have.
Coin dealers are coin experts that can help you:
Finding a coin dealer is easy. But shopping around for a good coin dealer who has the coins you need, is experienced, and follows honest, ethical business practices may require a little more work. [Read more…]
Many have asked me about the $35,000 quarter — a rare 1970 quarter error that has appeared on the news and inspired people to check their change for it and other valuable rare quarters.
Lots of people want to know:
Here’s the scoop on the rare 1970 quarter error you’ve probably heard about in the news — and how to find other rare quarters in your pocket change!
Not up for the typical brunch with mom?
This year, try one of these offbeat Mother’s Day gift ideas to honor your mom’s unique personality.
Whether she’s feeling quirky or adventurous, one of these clever ideas is bound to make mom happy!
Do you like to scrapbook? Make your own greeting cards? Decorate bulletin boards?
If you said yes to any of the above, then you will love the Cricut Expression cutting machine!
I have had my Provo Craft Cricut Expression machine for several years now… and I LOVE it! It has taken my paper crafting to a whole new level of professionalism and fun.
Create die-cuts of shapes, letters, and phrases without a computer using the Cricut machine! Simply install one of these cartridges and keypad overlays, select your desired image, and cut! Adjust the images from 1 inch in height to 5-1/2 inches in height using the original Cricut machine or up to 24 inches in height using the Cricut Expression machine! Source
It really is that easy!
When you want to make a handmade card, you have many options for buying pre-made blank cards and envelopes — ready for you to personalize and decorate.
You can buy them in packs from 5 to 50 in all colors — both online and in stores. These are great for making multiples, such as Christmas cards or party invitations.
But, sometimes you might make a card with a unique shape, size, or paper!
I love to match my cards to the envelope — so when I use a print or patterned paper on the card itself, I always make sure to have a sheet of paper leftover for the envelope as well. (It doesn’t always have to be the exact same sheet of paper — any complementary design or color works.)
TIP: Remember not to make the card so big that the envelope paper won’t cover it!
Okay, are you ready to have fun learning how to make an envelope out of paper for any situation?