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October 10, 2012

Give the Gift of Savings with a U.S. Savings Bond Holiday Gift

Holiday Gift Giving

To celebrate the holiday season, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is proud to introduce a new set of savings bond certificates to mark the time-honored tradition of giving U.S. Savings Bonds as holiday gifts. The newly designed gift certificates feature historical and patriotic themes. The printable certificates can be included in a card or envelope to represent the digital savings bond gift given to children, grandchildren and other loved ones. Learn more about the new certificates by visiting www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.

"Whether it’s to save for a child’s college education or for a young couple’s first home, U.S. Savings Bonds are excellent gifts to help people achieve a financial milestone," says Jerry Kelly, national director of the Treasury Department’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign.

Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is a guaranteed investment.  Help a family member or loved one achieve a financial milestone. Also, make it convenient for friends or relatives to give the gift of saving by opening a TreasuryDirect account for yourself, as well as your children. To buy a digital savings bond gift, the person giving the gift and the recipient will each need to have an account in TreasuryDirect.gov. Parents will need to set up TreasuryDirect accounts under their own primary account for children under the age of 18. Visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow for information on how to open a TreasuryDirect account and for resources about giving a savings bond as a gift, including:

For more information on giving digital savings bond gifts, or to learn about other Treasury savings options, visit the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign’s website at www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.

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