and decided today was the day to do something with it . . .
I really wanted to do something for Valentine's Day
without being too cutesy.
TOO isn't my style.
I admire it. I love to look at it
but have a hard time working with it.
Tried to think of something different
What would someone want
who's not too gushy sweet
but appreciates little things done for them every now and then
(like me - and I'm guessing you too).
What if I was away
or living out of town
or had kids I didn't see very often . . .
or grandkids that lived out of town . . .
what would I like?
PHOTOS from home . . .
the one thing that never goes out of style.
So I created this:
The *purse* as 7 Gypsies calls it
is totally covered inside and out.
Only it's not a purse any more.
That would be cute
and I don't do cute.
(here is where I picture the Mary Engelbreit
drawing of the Mary-ish type girl
with her hands on her hips
saying *Snap Out Of It*
only I picture my girl saying
*I don't do cute*)
It's a calendar box.
There are 12 cards total.
These *cards* do not open like normal cards.
They are made from heavy chipboard
and are covered on both sides.
One side is decorated. The other has a photo mat.
Each card measures 4" x 4.5"
and fits within the box.
There is one card for each month of the year.
The front of the card is decorated for that month
and includes a teeny glassine envelope
so that you can add your greeting or sentiment.
The back of each card is covered in coordinating cardstock
with a mat for a small photo from home.
So I'm thinking . . .
for Valentine's Day
send the box with the January card tucked inside
and a photo from home depicting January on the back
(something that happened at home during the month
or a photo of how big the baby got
or how you're pregnancy is progressing this year
or . . . you get the idea).
Here are some of the cards:
At the end of February
send the February *card* with a photo from home on the back.
March ends and you repeat with the March card.
A gift that lasts all year.
(a college student . . . an aunt . . . a grandma)
will be the recipient of photos from home.
SOLD - THANK YOU!
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