There have been some people who have been on my mind lately that I wanted to show Thankfulness towards.
However.... if you are like me you live on a budget :)
We sometimes want to express our thanks with an extravagant, expensive, beautiful gift....... But let's be real here..... It usually isn't in the budget!
So here is what I did this week to express thanks to a few friends:
Now.... Let me just say that I am not the "crafty" type..... I want to be.....
But it's just "not me"......
My crafts usually do not turn out "pretty" ..... but they do the job- lol! Seriously... My poor handwriting looks like a 7th grade boy! (no offense to all those 7th grade boys out there who read my mom/faith/marriage/parenting/joyful living blog) hehe
But this "craft" I could manage.
Here's what I did
1. I bought some fall scrapbook paper and wrapped some Hershey chocolates in them.
2. Put in Thanksgiving Goody Bags
(got from Hobby Lobby for $1 for a pack of 20)
3. Use a free printable from Pinterest and staple it to the bag. I printed mine off on card stock.
4. Attach name card on card stock and put a handwritten note in the small card.
5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP:
Pray Over person and put in place they will find it!
I'll be honest when I started making these..... They were not for my husband. But as I was finishing up with the ones I had intended to do- I thought to myself - my husband is my best friend and I am so thankful for him. If I am putting forth all this effort to express gratitude to some friends in my life..... Why wouldn't I bless my husband in the same way?
So I wrote a short handwritten sentiment in the card letting him know a couple reasons why I was thankful for him, prayed for him and then I hid it somewhere that he would find the next morning before work.
Overall- this did not take me very long to do. I was able to stay in my budget, not spend too much time, and hopefully let a few people know how thankful I am for the ways they bless me.
Here is something that I prayed over my goody bags:
Lord please help (recipient) feel my gratitude and thanks. Please bless them and make them feel loved and appreciated.
Now.... I know that there are so many cute things on Pinterest to do that would get the same point across. But sometimes we might wear ourselves out trying to do every new and cute things there out there. We can sometimes be a slave to perfection.
Don't Be! Relax, Chill Out, and Simplify!
Enjoy your time with your family... Make memories.... Love Others......
Try not to spend your time completely stressing yourself out over trying to do everything perfect. Enjoy the imperfections:)
Give Away Time:
I would like to Thank Storkville for supporting me in my bloggy adventure! I love their Etsy Shop! So many cute and affordable handmade items! I would also like to thank YOU for taking the time out of your life to visit me in my small corner of the web. I want to give someone a small gift of my appreciation..... You can pass it on to a friend or keep it for yourself.
Here it is:
Let me just say that these bobby pins are awesome! I personally have a set and EVERY TIME (no exaggeration) I wear them I ALWAYS get complimented on them.
I love them!
And these Earrings- How cute! I love the vintage look! Great for the Holiday's....
Oh how cute these would be with a scarf:)
Do you have a friend that you would like to give a small gift to and let them know how thankful you are for them? I'd love for you to win them and give them to her! OR... If you totally love them.. (like I do).... I'd love for you to accept them as a gift from me showing my appreciation for YOU for reading my blog .
Do you want to win?- Here's how:
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2. Like my Facebook Page
3. Pin It
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5. Leave a comment
You will be entered for the prize for every thing you do! Just let me know in the Comments section or on my Facebook Page how many times to enter your name in. I can't wait to give a gift to someone!
(deadline Sunday November 11th @ Midnight)
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