This picture is not the best (sorry!), but you may remember me sharing this "bank" a few months ago. Every year around this time, our school opens a small holiday shop. The boys always beg to go buy trinkets for friends - and themselves! I wanted to encourage them to use their own money for this shopping, so this past summer I altered this coffee tin with these Christmasy colors and we've had it sitting on the kitchen counter ever since.
Well, let me tell ya - it worked. The boys (and their grandparents, I might add) have added change to the box over time and the boys had amassed quite a stash for their shopping. Success!!