November 27, 2007

Creative Christmas Gift

Today I put together these meaningful gifts for a $1.00 and an afternoon/ evening of labor.

Tired of the same-old-same-old, I was excited when I read about this neat idea in one of the homeschool enewsletters I get. Michaels has these mousepad calendars in a variety of themes for $1.00. I chose the Front Porch theme for mine and used Mircosoft Works label program to make my labels. The most time consuming part was entering each name and year for each person in my immediate family (mom, dad, sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews) and my mom and dads parents and siblings' anniversarys and birthdates. Next year, though, all I'll have to do is print them off and put them on the proper date.
The result is a clutter-free useful gift for some special family members:
a mousepad and a calendar with everyone's special dates on it.


Rob and Deanna said...

THis looks neat, Denise! Could you bring one to church so I can look at it? I can't quite figure out what you are doing with labels, etc... Thanks!

Making Memories 1999 said...

Do you have a different mouse pad for every month? Or do you just change labels? Looks beautiful!! Very creative!!

Denise said...

The mouse pad is a tablet style format. Each month is a different page with the stickers for any family birthdays or anniversarys that happen to be in that given month.

Eileen said...

Denise the mouse pad idea is neat. Also your deco for the church is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

~Heather~ said...

Neat idea!

Love, Heather and baby! =)