In January, I decided that one of my resolutions for the year would be to work on my Christmas gifts throughout the year (instead of driving myself crazy during the last three months). I love to give hand-stamped cards. To me, they are the gift that keeps giving because they're meant to be given away to someone else.
My relatives have expressed a need for cards—sometimes more often than I can make them. My goal was to make enough cards to give everyone a stack they can use throughout the year.
Many of the cards I gave away this year were from kits that were left over from my monthly card class. Some were from other random creating sessions. I loved that I had a purpose for what I was creating and it was fun to see the box I was storing the cards in fill up as the year went on.
I purchased a couple of the Festive Flurry Ornament Kits and used them as the embellishments on each gift.
It was so fun to see everyone's reactions as they flipped through the cards. I feel as if the packs of cards were a huge success, so I'm going to make it a tradition.
Wonderful idea - think I will try and do the same. My relatives would like me to do the same. 2014 is the year I will start.
Melody! I think this is a GREAT idea! Thank you for sharing it. :D
Leah, I love your man's survival card kit. I'm going to have to borrow that one. I'm sure all the guys in my family will appreciate it! :)