Here is something to keep in mind for upcoming birthday, holiday, or baby shower gifts. The cost of a birthday or greeting card ranges from $4-$6. For about the same expense a more lasting and treasured substitution for a disposable card is to give a book signed by you.

Recently my niece sent me a baby shower invitation with the following suggestion:

Just one request, and we hope it’s not hard,

Please bring a book instead of a card.

By signing you name, we’ll remember and share,

Your sweet gift, even when you’re not there.

(Author Unknown)

Reminder hand  Don’t forget to check my booklists for appropriate titles. (You can find them by clicking the Lists of Recommended Titles tab at the top of this blog.)