Here at Washington Federal, we have a unique holiday tradition that we love to share with our clients. We order brand new, uncirculated $1 and $2 bills from the Federal Reserve, glue them together on the short end, and then bind them into neat little packages of 25. Like a notepad, you simply tear out a bill or two when you’re ready to spend. We call them “Holiday Greens.” They make a fun stocking stuffer and are a great alternative to checks or gift cards.
For a limited time, they’re available in packs of $25 or $50 at all Washington Federal branches. Packs are $1 for Washington Federal clients and $2 for non-clients. There are countless ways to use Holiday Greens. Go to Washington Federal's Facebook page and leave a comment, photo, or video about an original or creative way to use your Holiday Greens this season! To get your creative juices flowing, here are some ideas we came up with:
The Top 25 Ways to Spend Holiday Greens
- Enjoy a guilt-free week of peppermint mochas.
- Invite a friend to the movies.
- Learn origami and leave a paper crane in the tip jar.
- Stuff the Salvation Army’s red bucket.
- Buy your mom a holiday card.
- Take your kids out for ice cream.
- Pick up a bottle of wine on your way to dinner with the relatives.
- Stock up on groceries for the local food bank.
- Buy a scented candle and fill your home with holiday fragrance.
- Be Santa’s Helper – pick up a dozen packs of Holiday Greens for stocking-stuffers.
- Purchase a day pass to your local gym.
- Get some chips and dips and watch college football with your buddies.
- Buy some bright red mittens for your favorite kid.
- Spoil your favorite four-legged friend with a new toy.
- Peel them free slowly and watch how the cashier at 7-11 reacts.
- Buy a blanket or coat for your local homeless shelter.
- Rent “It’s a Wonderful Life” and spend a cozy night at home.
- Buy some silver crackle nail polish and invite your girlfriends over for holiday manicures.
- Head to the bookstore to purchase that novel you've been dying to read.
- Hand dollar bills out while you walk down the sidewalk with a cheery “Merry Christmas.”
- Pay off a little extra on your credit card bill.
- Have lunch at that swanky new restaurant.
- Dry clean your winter coat.
- Treat yourself to cold-weather hand lotion.
- Celebrate the season by buying the first round of drinks.