I don't agree with that. I mean, it's everyone's choice and I wish them all the happiness in the world, but there has got to be something you could wrap for your husband or wife. Even if it's a good old fashioned love letter, a thrift store find, a painting, a favorite cake or spice mix.
Anyhow. End of rant about not getting each other gifts for the holidays.
So let's start again.
I love giving gifts.
Even if I'm just sending cookies and toffee (just finished my first batch! Post to follow. Hopefully.) to friends. And since many of my friends have kids, I wanted something small to put in the package just for them. I don't know about your kids, but mine seem to get plenty of toys from Santa, so something simple will do here.
One of my Christmas strategies is to make as many gifts as I can.
Since I had two days off from work this week, I tried to get a lot of my handmade gifts done, especially the ones that require mailing. I did quite well actually, especially since I tried to stay away from my laptop as much as possible. I love blogging and reading blogs, but it isn't really helping me getting anything done.
A Christmas memory game was what I had bookmarked for small kid gifts. I got the idea and the gorgeous (and free!!) printable from Rebecca at simple as that. Go get it here.
I had downloaded the file ages ago. Today I was going to print it, and laminate it for more durability. Sounded easy enough.
And that was where the fun started. After
So after a
Not that this is rocket science. But I told you I am bad with crafts. Anyway, what I ended up doing is printing the memory on both sides of a sheet of paper, laminating that one sheet and then cutting the pieces out, repeating that process for the second set. And then again. And again. And again. And...
You get the idea. I wrapped the whole thing in tiny brown bags I had on hand (haha, I can't believe I just wrote that. Sounds like I have all these cool crafting supplies on hand, right?), glued one side shut with some of the leftover material from my
Please tell me I'm not the only one messing up