Before I get to the gift tags, I just wanted to share this little beauty:
My in-laws found it while cleaning out a storage unit and sent it to me a couple of years ago. It opens and the inside is lined with a floral print paper and edged with doily-like trim. A little paper tag shows the copyright K.S. ADLER 1956 on the front and on the back says “Made in Germany”.
Now on to those gift tags. I seem to always have trouble finding gift tags that I like, that match the gift wrap AND the recipient of the gift. The last few years, I’ve made my own using printable business cards; but this year I’m going a tiny step farther….as usual I went to one of my favorite blogs, The Graphics Fairy, and found some images. I resized them using Word and printed them on cardstock. Then I used this little toy to cut them out…
It cuts the shape of a merchandise tag. Here are a couple of tags that I made today for gifts for a party my family is attending tonight.
Aren’t those beautiful images? Karen really has some wonderful images on her blog!!! (You should also check out her other blog, Fleurish. She has some lovely items from her retail space on that blog!)
Back to the Christmas Party……each lady brings a gift for another lady and each man brings a gift for another man. You bring a gift for each of your OWN children. A couple of little elves (children) are selected to pass out the gifts. The price limit on the gifts is a mere $5…since there isn’t really anything spectacular that you can buy with that budget, I really wanted the packaging to look nice.
Here is the man’s gift:
Very simple….because farmers don’t care about the wrapping!…well not any I’ve met around here.
But I tried to make the lady’s a little more special:
In addition to the tag, I also added one of my glittered snowflakes and a handmade bow. I hope the little elf gives it to someone who can appreciate it (I may cry if someone throws that bow and snowflake away!!!)…and who likes chocolate.
That is all for today….gotta go make a dish to share at the party!
Oh yeah…before I go, I’m linking up to these parties: