Sunday, November 28, 2021

Christmas 2021: #1

                            (Our computer issues are resolved and I'm ready to get back to blogging 
                                                    starting with this Christmas post ...)

Every year the members of our (church) congregation exchange Christmas cards sometime during the month of December whenever we meet together instead of mailing them. 

I like to add a little something to each card whenever possible and this year I decided to do this ...

I started out with small plain white bags that I had purchased at a craft store back in the summer.  Using a stamp that I already had, I stamped a Rudolph image in the lower left corner of each bag.

I purchased these gift tags, on sale for half price several weeks ago, and divided them up into sets of 3.

Each 'bag' got a set of 3 tags, the bags were folded over and then a 'Merry Christmas' sticker was applied.

After adding hand written greetings and well wishes, I placed 1 bag inside each card.

Then, sealed each card with 'Merry Christmas' washi tape that I purchased on clearance after Christmas last year ... or more likely the Christmas before!

Simple, easy and cost effective!

What are some cost-effective things you do to spread Christmas cheer?

(It's good to be back to blogging, I missed you all!)

Until next time!


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  1. Glad to see you back! What a great idea! We like to send warm loaves of fresh baked bread to our neighbors.

  2. Tommy's church has a box built by someone for Christmas cards. They are deposited in pockets in the front of the board so it is easy to deposit a card and pick up ones left for you. What is in those bags? It looks like something is in each bag, but you never said what it was. That is a cute idea.

    1. Practical Parsimony, each bag contains 3 tags.

  3. Not sure what happened to my went through I think before I was ready?

    I want to do something like this for my book club.
    My church sets up a Christmas mailbox. It's basically a large mail shelf with each shelf labeled with the alphabet. You sort your cards into the slot, putting them in the slot for that person's name. Then, you check the slot for cards sent to you. They leave it up from Thanksgiving to New Years.

    1. Jenny, I really like that idea too! I don't know what happened to your first comment, but I'm glad you tried again! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So glad you are back, Patsi! What a sweet idea! I *love* those Rudolph stamps, too! One of my favorite Christmas movies :)

    1. Jennilee, it's one of my favorite Christmas movies too!

  5. This is a great idea, I love it.


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