Send or deliver a box full of balloons to a child you love. Fill each balloon with a little love note, joke, dollar or other treat. She’s Crafty came up with the idea to send her nephew 20 $1 bills in balloons for his birthday, but I also think it would be great fun with other things besides just cash, and to do it “just because” for a child (or two or three!) who could use a fun surprise.
YES PLEASE Money Balloons - a cool way to present money as a gift, esp for a young person (as opposed to a boring check in a card). I have a friend whose parents blow up a balloon and put a one dollar bill in it and have the number of balloons for how old their kid is on their birthday and then after they open their presents they can pop open the balloon and get their $. very cute.
Give friends and family self-addressed envelopes with one balloon in each. (For a 28th bday, give out 28 envelopes.) Have them blow up the balloon (without tying it) and write a birthday message on it, then deflate it, put it in the already-addressed envelope and mail it. Your birthday boy/girl will receive the mail and have to blow up each balloon to read the messages.
Using this for Christmas too! Cute way to give money as a gift. Make it generic by saying "a bag full of money" instead of birthday money.