I love the convenience of giving gift cards at Christmas. But I never feel like I'm giving a real gift when I give one . . . you know, a real gift - a package with wrapping and ribbon. So, what I've taken to doing is to give a handful of homemade cards with the gift cards. I have A LOT of cards in my stash, so I choose a nice assortment and bundle them up with the gift card. Most people really seem to appreciate them (mostly because they are my crafty, but overly busy sisters-in-law who can always use a card and who appreciate the work that goes into them). This year, for my brothers and sisters, I'm doing something a little different. I took collage sheets I made with family heritage photos and used them to make simple note cards. Each of my sibs will get a few cards tucked into their Christmas gifts. The card at top features a Club Scrap stencil and a picture of my Aunts and Uncles. That's my Uncle Tony looking so handsome next to the vintage card. And that's my gorgeous mother, Carmen (right), with her sister Esther (on the left).
Do you give cards at Christmas? What sort of a reaction do you get?