Piggy Banks

Piggy banks are money saving storage utensils which were traditionally used by children. The original function of the piggy bank was to instil good thrift values in children so they would learn how to save money for the future. The word piggy was derived from an orange coloured clay called Pygg that was first used to make coin collecting jars. As these money boxes evolved, they became known as pyggy jars and this is how the piggy bank earned its name, though manufacturers have created these money saving storage options in the shape of pigs since. Providers of these and other household items can be sourced at the productpilot.com website.

Popular piggy bank wholesale models can be made from various materials like porcelain, ceramic, wood, metal or plastic. They are often created equipped with a slot on the top where coins can be easily deposited, and they usually have a detachable rubber plug on the underside, where coins can be retrieved. Piggy bank wholesale products can be beautifully embellished and personalized to make gifts for young children and they are also used as decorative household ornaments.

The piggy bank symbol and logo is often associated with financial institutions; banks, post offices, money lending companies. Commercial business' involved in the financial sector often donate piggy banks as part of their service. Piggy banks are also popular domestic items as loose change can be easily stored in them for a rainy day. Hand-painted antique piggy banks made from precious clays, glass or wood are highly describable and often fetch a pretty price at auction. Retail outlets stocking piggy bank money boxes can find suppliers of exciting designs and models on productpilot.com.

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