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Thank you PayPal for sponsoring this post. Visit PayPal to give the gift people really want this season: money! It's been almost 7 y...

Thank you PayPal for sponsoring this post. Visit PayPal to give the gift people really want this season: money!

It's been almost 7 years that my husband and I moved across the country leaving behind family and friends with whom we spent all our childhood and teenage years. There are times when we miss our parents and have a longing to be there with them. But the technology has developed quite a bit and we often call up and have a video chat to share our everyday happenings just like in person. Now that the holiday season is here and we are spending a good amount time and money buying gifts for near and dear, I feel it gets tough choosing gifts which everyone like. 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. But there is one gift which is helpful to all and never wasted - Money. This holiday season, Paypal P2P is helping all the gift givers and receivers by making it easy to send and receive money from Paypal accounts. 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.

Paypal P2P digital holiday greetings

So after a lot of thought, this year we are going to send our parents a special gift through Paypal P2P digital holiday greetings. We are hoping this money will be put to use for something of their choice and nothing makes us happier. The process to send the money to family and friends is quite simple. I accessed the Paypal P2P digital holiday greetings on my desktop (you can do it through the mobile web as well) by logging into my PayPal account. I clicked "My Paypal" and then clicked "Pay or Send Money".

Paypal P2P

I chose the "Send money to friends and family" option and selected the recipient. In the "Add a note" section, I clicked on the gift box to make it a gift which prompted me to pick a card design. I selected my favorite greeting and personalized it with a message.

Digital Holiday Greetings

Then I clicked "Save" and "Continue" to complete the transaction. And it's done! The funds went right into my parents Paypal account. You can learn more about PayPal's holiday offerings here. If your family and friends do not have an account, they can open one for free.

At times it might feel that sending or receiving money as a gift is weird but that is not true. 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. There are many ways in which money can be useful to people and gifting money through Paypal P2P is one of the best gifts we can give our loved ones. I loved using Paypal P2P because the process of sending the gift is simple and I could personalize it adding my own touch. Paypal's new digital holiday greetings are co-created in partnership with Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller. Every greeting is as good as it can get. Check it out for yourself to know!

Paypal P2P digital holiday greetings

Be it birthday, anniversary, baby shower, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any occasion, Paypal P2P holiday greetings makes your choice of gifting as well as the method simple. Gift money and let it be put to best use and advantage of the receiver. Happy gifting!

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

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