Adding a personal touch to your tip during the Holidays for the trash / recycling collectors is easy with this FREE money holder printable. 

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The Holidays are a time for spreading joy. I made three of these money holder cards for our trash / recycling collectors this year.

When I handed them to the three men this morning, the first collector looked at it and smiled. He said, “I’m going to hang this on my wall” and carefully put it in the truck. I loved that in that moment he knew how appreciated he was for all of his hard work.

So that experience made me run inside and make a free version for everyone to use. This lip balm pouch money card is specially designed to for those amazing trash collectors who do the heavy lifting to make sure our neighborhoods stay clean and beautiful year round.

Materials

 

How Much to Tip Your Trash Collector

After a lot of research, it seems the general guidelines for tipping are currently $10 – $30 per collector. Our collectors work in groups of three and the same team collects both trash and recycling on different days. If you are unsure how your collection is set up, you can always call the local company or municipality and ask.

If it is a municipal service, make sure you check city regulations to verify that cash gifts are allowed.

 

How to Print and Cut the Money Holder Card

The freebie comes with two file types; png and pdf. The pdf file is a set up for a quick and easy cut. The png file is available if you would like to use Cricut Design Space or Canva to customize your trash collect tip card. 

 

Free PDF File

The pdf file is simple to use.

  • Download the file to your computer or device.
  • Open the file. It will be sized to 4″x5″.
  • Send it to print (I like to print on 65 lb cardstock so it’s a little more substantial – but still works in my printer)
  • Cut it out using scissors. 
  • Take the cutout and trace it on glitter cardstock. This is for the back of the card. It gives it more weight and a cute pop of color.

 

Free PNG File

The png can be customized in Canva and cut by hand or customized in Cricut Design Space and cut using the Print then Cut function.

 
Using the PNG File in Cricut

I am not the best cutting straight lines with scissors, so I use my Cricut every chance I get. To use your Cricut:

  • Download the png file to your computer or device.
  • Open the png file in your Cricut.
  • Resize it to 4″x5″.
  • Customize your card with $ amounts, family name, company / municipality name, etc. by adding text and placing it on top of the card where you would like it to go.
  • Select all and flatten.
  • Send it to Print then Cut. (Make sure your printer is set to High Quality Printing.)
  • To make the back piece of glitter cardstock, just duplicate the file in Design Space. Change the function from Print then Cut to Basic Cut. You can now send it to be cut out of the glitter cardstock of your choice. 

 

Need step by step instructions for the above with screenshots? No problem! Check out my full tutorial on How to Make a Lip Balm Money Holder Card

Card customized with dollar amount, family name and company name. You can do this in Canva or Cricut Design Space.
 
Using the PNG File In Canva

You don’t have a Cricut, but you still want to customize the card? No problem. You can use Canva. It’s free and easy to use:

  • Open a free account at Canava.com
  • Download the png file to your computer or device.
  • In Canva, open a new blank Worksheet (US Letter size).
  • Go to Uploads on the left hand side and upload the money holder card. 
  • Resize it to 4″x5″.
  • Customize your card with $ amounts, family name, company / municipality name, etc by selecting Text and adding a Text Box.
  • You can change your font, resize, move and rotate your text box.
  • Go to File and scroll down to Download.
  • In the Download menu scroll down until you see File Type PDF Print. Download.
  • Go to the downloads folder on your device and open the file.
  • Send it to Print. (Make sure your printer is set to High Quality Printing.)
  • Cut it out using scissors.
  • Next, take the cutout and trace it on glitter cardstock. This is for the back of the card. It gives it more weight and a cute pop of color.

Need step by step instructions for the above with screenshots? No problem! Check out my full tutorial on How to Make a Lip Balm Money Holder Card

 

Assembling the Money Holder Card

Now we are ready to assemble the trash collector tip money holder card.

First, glue the front and back pieces together.

Lastly, roll up the money and place it in the lip balm pouch. Remove the adhesive from the holder and apply it to the front of the card.

 

This holiday season, let’s remember those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our communities clean. Tipping your trash collector is a small yet meaningful way to express your gratitude and spread a little extra cheer during the most wonderful time of the year.

 

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