Normally around this time of year I am busy with one of my many sisters in law, gathering gift requests and financial donations from Hubby's very large family. There are so many brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces, cousins and spouses that we found it easier to put together a huge pot of money and buy each relative ONE gift on behalf of everyone else. Far better to get just one decent sized exactly-right present than two dozen much smaller and less perfect gifts. Each family contributes according to their means and last year the pot was nearly £1000 divided between 34 children and adults.
However this year several families are feeling the pinch and sadly the majority have decided that they will be cutting back and not joining in with extended family giving and receiving. The end of a very useful family tradition, leaving a big hole in the festivities :-(
Which is the perfect excuse for me to think outside the box and start making gifts instead ... starting with a set of Thank You cards for a variety of occasions:
Using my November Counterfeit Kit along with some white card, Sizzlits Retro Metro alphabet & Decorative Accent dies I concocted a number of reasons to be grateful and printed them in Veggieburger Font.
Hopefully this set of cards will make one of Hubby's sisters happy on Christmas Day. Now I'm off to look at other creative things to make and package prettily for the other four lovely ladies. Do you make gifts to give away?
The next stop on the gratitude trail is Valerie, but if you get lost along the way, the full blog hop order is published on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today. Happy Thanksgiving!