How I Spread Holiday Cheer Living Across the Country with PayPal P2P

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Hi lovelies,

As a California girl with a New York edge, I definitely get homesick during the holiday season since I now spend the majority of my days in sunny L.A. while my family and friends are still East Coasters.

But even though there's a fair amount of physical distance between us, I've never felt more connected to them and there's no better way to show them how much I care than by using PayPal P2P holiday greetings to send money as a gift with a personal touch during the holiday season. 

Since I'm on the other side of the country, I love looking at old photos of spending time with my mom and my family during the holidays because they always bring a smile to my face, and they inspire me to send my mom money to come visit me in L.A. as the perfect holiday present. 

I can easily and securely send her money for a ticket through PayPal P2P. You can too by simply accessing the PayPal P2P digital holiday greetings on your desktop or mobile web via any browser by logging into your PayPal account and click “My PayPal.” Click “Pay or Send money” and choose “Send money to friends and family.” Select the recipient and in the “Add a note” section, click the gift box to make it a gift. You will then be prompted to pick a card design. Click “Save” and “Continue” to complete the transaction.

Plus, who doesn't love getting money during the most festive time of the year? Holiday gifts are great, but the reality is, many of them are just going to be re-gifted or hidden in the back of a closet. Yet even though we’re all thinking it, it can be a little awkward asking for money as a gift so you can buy that bag you really want. The good news: You are not alone! PayPal’s 2017 Holiday Money Habits study found that money is the most-wanted gift for the second year in a row, and 52% of Americans wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents this year.

With PayPal P2P, you can securely send and receive money with family and friends using just a phone number or email address between PayPal accounts. Be it food for Friendsgiving, the taxi to a holiday party, or that group gift for Mom and Dad, there are many reasons to use PayPal P2P payments this holiday season. 

I also love that when I use PayPal P2P, I can create personalized holiday greetings using their new digital holiday greetings that was co-created in partnership with Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller, which is one of my favorite blogs. I know that my mom will appreciate the extra though put into personalizing my gift to her. 

So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY. (And some good old-fashioned holiday joy by knowing that someone is thinking of them!)

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.