Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank

With the hectic holiday season operating in full swing, the clock is ticking for finding the perfect gift. Facing long lines and crowded department stores can be a hassle—especially if the present will only be returned or exchanged later on. This year, consider encouraging loved ones to contribute to your Enable Alabama savings account for a timeless gift that will keep on giving: the gift of financial independence.

Here at Enable Alabama, we believe that everyone has a right to take charge of their own future. An Enable Savings Plan Alabama is not just a savings account, but also a path to independence, and to a more accessible and comfortable lifestyle—something you will be able to cherish for years to come.

Thinking of asking for an account contribution as a holiday gift, but not sure where to start? Just tell your loved ones to follow these three simple steps:

  • Visit our website, download the card and gift contribution coupon, and fill them out. You will need to include the account owner’s first and last name, the dollar amount of the contribution, as well as their account number.
  • Personalize the card with a special message, print out the card and give it to the account owner.
  • Mail the gift contribution coupon, with your check, to the Enable Savings Plan Alabama address on the coupon.

Once the check is received, the gift is deposited into the account—a straightforward and seamless process. Additionally, UGIFT, a free online gifting service, is available and makes contributing to an account even easier.

With UGIFT, contributors need not know the corresponding account number; they can simply use the unique code assigned to the account they are contributing to. Using the code, they can transfer gifts directly from their bank account without having to join, register, or pay a service fee.

Preparing for the financial future is no doubt one of the greatest gifts of all. For more information on gifting with Enable Alabama, please visit: https://al.enablesavings.com/home/basics/gift.html.