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Old 01-23-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Need Ideas For Quick, Small, "Thank You" Items
We have an online charity store for our expo, and I want to knit something super quick and easy that I can stick in a #10 envelope and mail out as a thank you for a $2 donation to our animal sanctuary. Any ideas?
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by CountryNaturals View Post
We have an online charity store for our expo, and I want to knit something super quick and easy that I can stick in a #10 envelope and mail out as a thank you for a $2 donation to our animal sanctuary. Any ideas?
A bookmark, maybe?
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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I was going to say bookmark, too.

Not to be a stick in the mud, but if you knit something under an ounce, a $.44 stamp, plus the cost of envelope and a little bit of yarn will eat up at least 25% of the donation. A heavier project would be even more.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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A bookmark sounds like a good idea.If you can crochet, crochet thread is only like a buck if you're going to be making them a lot.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:03 PM   #5
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Well, DUH! Why didn't I think of a bookmark? Thank you. I like it!

Yup, by the time PayPal and the post office get through with me, a $2 donation becomes a $1 donation. Maybe I should raise the price to $3.

I have a whole big container of "zip stops" that I bought at a gargage sale. They're all different styles of those little spring-loaded fasteners like you get on the hoods of jackets or laundry bags, to tighten the strings. I could chainstitch cords to put through those and sell them cheap to anyone who might need to keep things together where a rubber band might rot away or be tacky-looking. Maybe I'll work on that idea, too.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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Honestly I think you could raise the price a little more! Most people would make a $5 donation without much thought. I know every little bit helps!
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Thanks, Holly. I think you're right. Sometimes I think too small.
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Headband, coin purse, cell case
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I think a cell case would be a great idea!Could double as an ipod cozy.

You know what they charge for those at the Apple store?THIRTY BUCKS because you have to buy them in a pack of 6.The 1 you want along with 5 other colors you didn't.I think people would much rather see some money go to a good cause and just get the one 5$ item they wanted for not $30,lol.You can also make them in colors not available
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Great ideas! Thanks.
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