Running out of gift ideas?
One of the nicest gifts you can give for the holidays is a handmade card and note showing your appreciation and affection. Really. Getting a card in the mail is so much fun, particularly if it has a handmade touch. At Goodwill you can purchase inexpensive envelopes and paper, along with interesting markers and colored pencils. Whatever you don’t find at Goodwill you can supplement from your desk drawer.
One way to make homemade cards is by using a brown paper grocery bag for a base, and then dress it up with fun characters. Use brads to make moveable cards (horses with legs that move, Christmas tree stars that rotate, etc). You can also use glitter or gold markers, magazine pages, neon pink and green papers, or whatever you can find. The more whimsical and playful, the better.
Once you’ve made your cards, be sure to take the time to compose a great note. Think about the recipient and give specific examples of why you’re thankful for them, or maybe add some of fun memories you’ve shared in the past year.
Once you’ve finished writing, seal the note in an envelope, address, and stamp. You can even draw something fun on the envelope if you like.
While you’re at Goodwill looking for card making supplies, you might even find some great gifts like scarves, hats, ceramics, and fun toys. Shop Goodwill for the holidays and share the treasure hunt with your friends and family.