Here’s the final rundown of the rest of our Christmas Crafting. Enjoy!
More Christmas Care Packs!
So, I posted a pre-Christmas look at one of the boxes we sent out. Now, that all of the gifts have been shipped and opened, and the big day is over: here dear readers, are the rest of the beautiful boxes we sent out to our families.
The McKay Box – sent to Long Island!
The other McKay box, sent to Tennessee!!
And the last care pack to show off, the Gioia box – that went to a whole ton of fam down in Florida:
Now… here’s the surprise I mentioned in the title. So after we’d decorated all these boxes, to my great happy surprise, I open up one of the boxes sent to us from family, and what do I find? A decorated box!! From my cousin (my differently aged twin), Nicole!
She is SO SWEET and ADORABLE:
Nicole drew tie dye and a drawing of JJ. Oh man, what an awesome gift. Turns out that when she saw the box I sent to her and her fam (the Florida box), she opened it and said, “Hey! Rose stole my idea!” hahaha.
She didn’t even KNOW I had decorated her box. How cool is that?!?! She and I are such twins, it’s almost freaky. We always do stuff like that.
We had SO MUCH FUN making the care packs, that we decided to crank up our hand-made card production. I know I mentioned in an earlier post that we were making cards to bring/send to a VA hospital. Well, that ended up not working out (not our fault, just logistics with the hospital) – so we decided to find another great place that some handmade cards could deliver smiles: the local assisted living facility, Aloha Rehab Center.
On our way to Church on Christmas Eve, we dropped off the cards. Hopefully, they spread some smiles. We made Christmas, Hanukkah, and Happy Holiday Cards.
Sorry the photos are kinda crummy, I was rushing. We crafted right up until the last minute!
Duggs started out just being the guy who cut out everything (my cut man). But once the volume started ramping up, he started helping out so much more! Thank you so much, honey, it was so fun to work on these with you – and for such a nice purpose. I think we ended up making 30+ cards. I never got a final count, as we were working down to the last minute. (We want to make more cards for Aloha Rehab, and our next goal is 100 cards!).
Thirty may not sound like much. But all of those little trees are hand painted, samesies with the snow flakes. Yeah, they took longer than expected, but I’m so proud of the final products.
After all the Christmas crafting we did, I can easily say that making snowflakes is my most favorite to do! I think I got pretty durn good at it by the last one I made.
Finally, our card for this year:
Merry Christmas, everyone!
As always, thanks for reading!! xoxo, hhr
Okay, okay. One more surprise… here’s the card Duggs made for me!!