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How to Add Love to Your Gifted Investments

Follow these tips to gift money with meaning

Last updated:

December 28, 2022

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What You'll Learn

Gifting wealth to your favorite little ones is a no-brainer for the holidays (not to mention any other special occasion.) But how do you ensure that your gift not only grows interest, but also love? With EarlyBird, you can make every gift even more special with by adding a photo or video to every financial contribution. That means in addition to helping grow your favorite kiddo’s portfolio, your gift celebrates their journey, acts as a time capsule, and honors the early days that set them up for success.

Adding photo and video moments to your gifted investments is an amazing way to add personality, love, and any meaningful “extras” to your financial gift.

Here are some tips for making magical moments on EarlyBird.

1. Look back at your year

According to the Zen teacher John Tarrant, “Love is attention.” While it can be tempting to just say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Birthday,” adding a specific message shows you care, and that you’ve thought about how much your favorite kiddo means to you. Spend some time reflecting on their year, your year, and the times you’ve had together. Make a list of what you’d like to highlight in your video message. When you’re recording your video message, comment on all of the good times that you rediscovered through making your list.

2. Find your favorite photos

A picture is worth 1,000 words! Instead of doom-scrolling social media (just me?), joy-scroll through photos from times you shared with your favorite little one. Mark some favorites and either crown your winner by sending it alongside your EarlyBird investment, or make a collage of several. These photos will live on as a keepsake in their account and a record of the moments that made your year together so special.

3. Interview your kiddo

If you’re lucky enough to spend lots of time with your fave kiddo, appreciate it to the fullest! Quality time is a great chance to check in about what’s meaningful to them. Ask about their favorite books, what they’re up to at school, and the games they love to play. The moment you share alongside their EarlyBird investment is an opportunity to record these reflections on their behalf, so that their account can also serve as a time capsule of who they were at every point of their journey.

4. Honor traditions

What makes you happiest? What traditions mark the holidays in your family? Share a favorite tradition in your photo or video message. It can be anything! Your grandma’s best cookie recipe, footage of you lighting the menorah together, before-and-after photos of the decorated Christmas tree—if it’s part of your holiday, it’s worth sharing.

5. Express yourself

Prefer poems to photos? Want to show off your ugly holiday sweater? Got a favorite Christmas carol?  EarlyBird lets you share the love with photos, videos, and words, so no matter how you want to tell your little one you love them, we’re here to help. Take a pic of a handwritten note, record yourself dancing to “Jingle Bell Rock,” pen a haiku—however you say “I love you,” EarlyBird makes sure it will be loved for life, right alongside their growing portfolio.

As you can see, there are myriad ways to boost the investments you gift with EarlyBird. What matters most is that you gift with love. Luckily, with EarlyBird, doing so is easier than ever.

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This page contains general information and does not contain financial advice. All investments involve risk. Any hypothetical performance shown is for illustrative purposes only. Actual investment performance may be different for many reasons, including, but not limited to, market fluctuations, time horizon, taxes, and fees. Please consult a qualified financial advisor and/or tax professional for investment guidance.

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