I know I have shared this idea before however I feel it is very appropriate to share it here and now once again. If you want to add just that extra special smile to your gift giving then this is for you and it takes just a wee bit of time and only pennies from your gift giving fund. Who can resist this?
Each monthly calendar page has a wonderful Norman Rockwell image and a coordinating quote. I simply tear out each page. I don't even trim off my torn edges as I like the resulting look however you could cut them with a clean edge.
Next I simply fold the page so that the image is front and the quote is on the back with just a bit of overlap to seal the pocket. Your calendar page might be a different fold than mine. I have had them with a center fold down the back. It merely depends on your picture you are showing.
Now that my page is folded and I know what I am showcasing I can put my adhesive on for sealing. I like to use a tape runner roll that is two sided adhesive. I lay down the tape and then peel off when I am ready to seal my folded pocket together. Just a note: I have used glue sticks only to have them unseal after a short time. I think the gloss of the paper doesn't allow for proper adhesion. After you try a few of these I am certain you will get a style of your own. You can also use magazine pages.
Here is the December calendar page with a very jolly Santa image. I now have a great gift pocket ready to add my ornament or gift inside and either seal with tape or tie with ribbon after punching a couple of holes at the top of the pocket. I do wrap my gift in tissue paper just to add that extra layer of suspense as to what is inside. So with very little time and very easy to obtain supplies you have a great gift ready for giving. Will you be making any gift pockets? I hope you share your photos.
I am so happy to report we have just had two days and nights of wonderful rain! Yes!! We have had rain and it is definitely measurable. We got about 2 inches right here. The ski resorts higher up got a really good base of snow and with the cold temperatures are able to add man made snow. A couple of resorts were able to open for business and the smiles of happy clients and owners are seen far and wide. It has been four years of drought and no business so this is a very happy occasion for all.
I am making my lists and getting organized for the quickly upcoming holiday season. Every year I try to pare down my list however I am just not good at doing so. At least I am making a list!!!
For now I am extra Thankful for so much this November. My granddaughter's boyfriend is still in the hospital however he is now in recovery fight mode and being moved out of ICU. It was touch and go for a very long week. My family stayed strong and helped one another with love and being there for each other. I am so blessed to have such a brave family. Prayers are Powerful!
Creative Bliss to each of you and may you find JOY in making and giving..