Thursday, December 11, 2008

Homemade Gifts

What do you give when money is tight? How about a piece of your heart?

As a writer I’ve found a way to do just that. I’ve written poems for new parents, anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas.

You may be thinking that’s nice, but how do you give these poems as a gift?

The poem for new parents, color in pink and blue, add clipart, personalize, and put in a pretty frame and you have a wall plaque. Same goes for the anniversary, Mother’s Day or Father’s day poems – use a pretty font, add clipart, print on nice paper and frame.

But what about Christmas?

Make tree ornaments!

Create a document with 4 copies of the poem in red and green font on page one and a cute Christmas picture on page two – which is printed on the back. Laminate the pages and cut each individual poem out. You can use special scissors, Christmas cookie cutters (the large ones), or just your imagination to design each one. Lace, ribbon, colored pipe cleaners, tiny boxes, and stickers make cute accessories. And of course, you’ll need a small hole-puncher to add the hook.

Simple, inexpensive and a gift that will be treasured by family and friends for years to come!


Rhonda said...

I love those ideas Pamela! I have a friend who writes poetry and every year she gives me a small spiral notebook of them. I love and cherish those poems. Thanks for the second idea, I was looking for something my grand daughter and I could give her Mom and Dad for Christmas! Great ideas!!!

Kara Lynn Russell said...

This is a great idea! Sometimes it's hard to find a personal way to share your talent when you're a writer, as opposed to a knitter or a baker.

Sharon Donovan said...

These are beautiful gift ideas, Pamela. Straight from the heart. Nothing like a specialized present to show you care. Have a blessed Christmas!

Laurean Brooks said...

Wonderful ideas, Pam. I could present my family with copies of "The Christmas Grouch." LOL

When we were kids our family strung popcorn to decorate the Christmas tree. We also made a mult-colored chain out of construction paper. Otherwise we would have been short on decorations.
One of seven kids, Christmas was more about fruit and nuts, orange slice candy, (Yuck!)fruitcake, and whatever game Daddy was lucky enough to shoot on Christmas morning.

Pam, you are so talented! Is there anything you can't do?

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Hey Ladies!

These ideas, though great are easy and relatively inexpensive when money is in short supply. LOL!

Yes, Laurie I'm sure there is plenty I can't do....knit, chrochet, paint, my cousin is a divine interior decorator - I'm lucky to match colors LOL.

Thanks for posting!

Atif said...

these are beautiful gifts.I really love by white rose.

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