Peter came home one evening before Christmas and mentioned that he thought he should give gifts to everyone in his department (13 people!). Now, if he had come to me a month or even a week before the day that he wanted to distribute the gifts, I might have been able to send him in with some yummy baked goods or some fancy cheese and jams/jellies from our CSA. However, he told me the night before. I wanted to do something creative and thoughtful, despite the facebook suggestions that cold, hard cash was the way to go. Also, we didn't budget for 13 gifts so I was trying to do something substantial on a shoestring budget. Here's what I came up with:
Emergency Snack Pack
Contents on the lightweight metal trays (purchased from Joann on clearance with a coupon) included the following:
Mini water bottles
We wrapped each tray with plastic wrap (I love my Costco plastic wrap!) and taped a piece of wired ribbon around each pack. I tied the cards on with a twist-tie.
I never heard much feedback on if people liked the packs but I had a good time making them and would have loved seeing Peter carry all 13 of them in to his office!
First, I'm a wife to my awesome hubby, Peter, who is, by far, the best man on earth. I'm a mom of four, two on earth and two in heaven. In my spare time I love sewing, cooking, and creating craft projects, both with my kids and on my own. So, you ask, why this blog? Why not this blog? We have friends and family all over the world, it's a cheap and easy way to keep everyone updated on the VERY exciting happenings in our household. I'd like to post daily but many times it ends up monthly. Don't give up, I will post again!
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."