Many people use the envelope system to save up the cash for their monthly bills (using money orders to pay bills that must be mailed and possibly tracked).
Heather, over at the inspiring blog...
"Beauty That Moves" has charmingly practical fabric envelopes for sale in her Etsy store.
While we are proponents of the monthly envelope system, I find it especially useful when saving for the often cash strapped winter holidays.
Below is an excerpt taken from "Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons," Bantam Books, NY, 2000