Monday, June 9, 2008
OK, I've got a question for all of you...
With the rising prices of what seems to be EVERYTHING these days, has your gift giving changed as a result? What do you prefer to give as a gift...money or something a little more personal?
I've always been the kind of person who enjoys giving a handmade gift I've especially made for that person or at least something I've gone to the store and picked out. I enjoy the whole process, especially the presentation of the gift with creative wrapping, etc.
This year we were invited to 8 graduation open houses. Now, I'm not sure about you, but I don't have an extra $160 just laying around to give as gifts - all within the span of a couple of weeks.
So this is what I opted to do. I found these keepsake boxes for $10 so I bought 4 of them to give as gifts. There's also a photo album, 2 picture frames and a small gift book inside the box - in addition to the storage space for cards. The outside of the box is a royal blue suede.
The other 4 graduates received ready-made scrapbooks I put together. The scrapbooks were 20 pages each that started at birth and went all the way through high school graduation. All they have to do is insert their pictures. The mom of one of the girls who received a scrapbook made a comment to me that she & her daughter had been talking about having someone make a scrapbook for her...they said they were gonna ask me to do one!
I would love to hear about your gift giving so please leave a comment and tell me all about it!