I have been wanting to figure out a way to do this and share all week – longer actually and I just had my “aha!” moment so I want to share this with you as this week of gratitude & giving thanks blog hop activity wraps up.
I have this person in my life that I really want to give a gift unlike anything I’ve ever done. I want to tell stories I remember of them + me, details about them that I love, things that remind me of them, and also some actual “gifts” such as gift cards, etc. in the journal too. But the problem has been that I can’t figure out how to make it work like I envision. That is, until I noticed this box under my desk.
It is 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 and is covered with a shiny paper. I’m going to tear that shiny paper off to give myself a nice chipboard base to decorate as I see fit. Then I’m going to fill the box with little notes, affirmations, candies, gift card(s) with special meaning, more notes, small collages/artworks, and other things to create a little box of love. When I’m done I’ll send it off and this person will get not only a Christmas present, but also something they can look at when they need a smile or to be reminded someone loves them. I can do that!
Here’s what I’ve gathered so far that I want to use. I *WILL* share finished photos with you, but not until after Christmas as I don’t want to take the chance that the recipient sees it. Believe me, the person will KNOW it’s for them! Anyhow – that’s my final idea for you in this giving thanks blog hop – make someone a little box of love complete with ‘love notes’ that can be saved and cherished.
Be sure to check in on the other blog hop participants…
Allison Kreft Abad http://hamblyscreenprints.typepad.com/
Becky Novacek http://www.beckynovacekphotography.com
Debbie Hodge http://www.debbiehodge.typepad.com
Elizabeth Kartchner http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/
Jennifer McGuire http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com
Jodie McNally http://jodiemcnally.com
Kelly Purkey http://kellypurkey.typepad.com
Lain Ehmann http://knitandpurlgrrl.blogs.com/five_things
Lisa Dickinson http://lisadickinson.typepad.com
Liz Hicks http://blogerisms.blogspot.com
Margie Romney-Aslett http://www.margieromney-aslett.typepad.com
Margot Potter http://margotpottertheimpatientcrafter.blogspot.com
May Flaum http://mayflaum.wordpress.com
Patti Milazzo http://pattimilazzo.blogspot.com
Rhonna Farrer http://rhonnadesigns.blogspot.com
Stacey Kingman http://staceykingman.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen http://cropgirl.wordpress.com
Wendy Smedley http://wendysmedley.typepad.com