How I Spread Holiday Cheer Living Across the Country

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Ever Since Andrew and I moved halfway across the country, the holidays have been so different for us. Everyone wants to spend time with their families but as a military family, it’s not always that simple. In fact, it’s even more stressful around the holidays because we have to find the perfect gifts for people who live so far away.  Even after I find the gifts, I then have to mail the gifts all across the country and hope they arrive in time for the holidays.  Needless to say, long distance gifting hasn’t been easy for us. However, thanks to PayPal P2P gifting long distance hasn’t ever been easier!
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Holiday gifts are great, but the reality is, many of them are just going to be re-gifted or hidden in the back of a closet. Yet even though we’re all thinking it, it can be a little awkward asking for money as a gift so you can buy that bag you really want. The good news: You are not alone! PayPal’s 2017 Holiday Money Habits study found that money is the most-wanted gift for the second year in a row, and 52% of Americans wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents this year.

With PayPal P2P , you can securely send and receive money with family and friends using just a phone number or email address between PayPal accounts. Be it food for Friendsgiving, the taxi to a holiday party, or that group gift for Mom and Dad, there are many reasons to use PayPal P2P payments this holiday season.
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During the holiday season, PayPal P2P has a ton of uniquely-designed, holiday greetings to really capture the excitement of your gift. I truly love how you can customize the greetings to make it more personal and special for your friends and family.  The best thing about using PayPal P2P is that I can do it anywhere- as long as I have my phone or computer. I don’t have to stand in long lines at the mall, deal with the hectic holiday traffic, and better yet, I can avoid the mob at the post office. Instead, I can lie on my couch and use PayPal P2P to send gift money all around the country.

Here's How It Works:

  1. Login to your PayPal account.
  2. Select, “Send Money”.
  3. Enter the recipient’s contact information.
  4. Designate the amount
  5. Click the gift box.
  6. Choose your greeting and personalize it with a message,
  7. SEND!
Andrew’s sister lives in Alaska, his brother lives in Florida and his parents live in North Carolina. On top of that, all of my family lives in Virginia. I used to stress about them getting their gifts in time but now I don’t have too! PayPay P2P delivers instantly. The holidays can be a stressful time of year especially if your family is scattered around the country like ours.  So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY. To learn more about PayPal’s holiday offerings, click here!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.