First, I want to say thank you to those of you who commented on my last post. I appreciate the thoughts..you all are very kind:)
Second, I want to give a special thanks to my sister-in-law for watching Truett on such short notice. And thank you to her husband & daughter for all their help as well. And thank you for taking me shopping!! And I forgot to make the bed before I left there…I’m sorry!
As soon as I got back from the funeral, I had to get busy making sacks. Every year, I put together a gift bag of goodies for the women and kiddos around here. Here’s a quick snapshot of all 10 bags ready for delivery.
What do I put in my gift bags? It’s different every year. This year the bags consisted of:
- Wooden box–When the dollar store clearanced everything, I bought these little wooden boxes (with a top lid). They had a design on them already but they were ugly, so I printed out some western designs and decoupaged them over the ugly design. I thought they ended up really cute.
- Candle–These were also bought from the dollar store. My plan was to put brands all over them, however, I couldn’t find a sharpie anywhere and I ran out of time.
- Mini Photo Album–Most of my pictures are on my computer but I love to have an album so the kiddos can look through them, etc.
- Coat Hook–I had some lightweight metal hooks with western designs. I included one in each sack.
- Treats–Now you can’t give a bag without some kind of treats so I made some cookies and threw in candy canes.
- Personal gift–I don’t normally give EVERYONE a personal gift. This depends on the items I have handy. I buy many things wholesale so if I have something left over, I may throw that in. My close friends do get a personal gift though.
The kiddos had different things in there bag. From little handheld games, giant pencils, foo-foo notepad sets, and buckets with lots of treats.
I didn’t get to do everything I wanted because the funeral threw me off but I’m sure all will be happy.