As people get older sometimes finding the right birthday present is a bit tricky. And considering my husband I have only a week between our birthdays, can put the strain on ideas for gifts for both of us. And as we are building our house this year (Merry Heart Build) we didn’t want people to feel as if they needed to buy US something purely for our Birthdays.
So I cam up with the idea of a kind of Birthday Gift Register - having a list of handy items or little projects that we wish to undertake, our friends (if they’re stuck for a gift) can put a little money towards something they know we really need, want, and will find helpful!
I found these great DIY Invitation Envelopes by Christina Re, and felt I could easily spruce these up with colour for my vouchers.
First things first, I was wanting to try and find whimsical, cute scrapbook paper designs to insert into these folded envelopes. Each one would have a different design in them. And I cut them to fit the sleeve (where the gift of money would be inserted)
I created my own Birthday insert, leaving room for a personal message, ‘gift of $$’ and Project they’d like to ‘donate’ towards for our birthdays. And using matching Washi Tape stuck them in (easily removable if I ever need to).
And using an old Crackers Box, I wrapped that in pretty paper, and fixed a kind of Introduction/How To letter on the front!
Hopefully this takes the Hard Decisions out of Birthday Gifts!!