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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Present

We have had a tradition in our family - since the kids got older - that one present for each person had a special identifier on it. Some years it has been an ornament. Some years it has been a mini (2-3 inch) teddy bear. But  this item would identify each person's "last present". No one wants the last present they open to be socks or underwear or a gag gift. This made sure that it was a quality present at the finish.

Whether the opening was organized or chaotic, everyone know NOT to open the "last present". Once everyone was down to their "last present" then they were opened by age - oldest to youngest or vice versa. This year we won't all be together at the same time but I am still going to make something to identify the "last present". Now I know that opening them in their homes with the "other side of the families" may mean that it isn't actually last. But I will know that they know that this is the particularly special present from us this year. This year I am making jumbo tags. Here is the first one finished. Only eleven more to go!


The Paper Cutz Challenge this week is to use two different patterned paper to make a card, layout or other project. My materials:
  • Plaid paper from Paper Pizzazz
  • Wordy paper is from Imaginesce
  • Peppermint brad
  • Ornament charm
  • Glittery pipe cleaner
  • Tag was cut using Cricut's Plantin Schoolbook cartridge

6 comments:

Anna R said...

What a neat idea Mary! Good luck on the next 11...

shelly said...

what a neat last gift idea :) great tag :)

iluvmybugs said...

What a fun tradition Mary...cute tag...love the glittery pipe cleaner! TFS
~Terry~

Jeri said...

What a great tradition. Really cute tag. I love the sparkly pipe cleaner and the way you coiled it on the end.

pennyd said...

Awesome as always!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, fab tag,great layout, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, hugs Liz xx