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Monday, January 09, 2017
A simple New Year gift
I wrote about this idea (not original with me) last year, but wanted to share the pictures of the ones I've just finished.
Every year for the last few, Ashley at Under the Sycamore has offered a free download of these "Best of My Days" cards. Briefly, they are pages for each month with a line for each day. They serve as mini-journals for each month. Ashley's thought is at the end of each day, one thinks through the day and notes down the best thing that happened. For the past couple of years I've given away a few sets of these as gifts to other women, as well as to teenage and college-age girls, and the recipients seemed to really like them. Even busy young
moms who could never find time to journal can often find a moment to jot
down a phrase or sentence.
As you will see when you go to Ashley's blog, the fun of gifting these
is in the decorating and embellishing of wrapping them up.
I tend to
take the easy way and use gift wrap or other paper items (one of the scenes
above is from the front of a church bulletin). Fabric, calendar pages, pages from magazines or catalogs, are other ideas -- and if you have something like a vintage magazine or other paper treasure that you don't want to cut up, simply scan the item. Ashley gets really,
really creative with her wrappings, so you will want to check out her ideas for inspiration.
In my opinion, it's not too late to give these to your friends. I just gave some away over the weekend. It's definitely not too late to make a set for yourself. If anyone is still interested, the link is here: Best of My Days 2017. Have fun!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.