We love birthdays. The girls love giving gifts and I love wrapping them. The girls love to help me wrap and we have a lot of fun using ribbons and bows. What neither of us like are the birthday cards. The girls, as much as they love to read the card, are like most kids: they want to get to the opening of the present. I don’t like buying them because I know that after I spend $4 on one, it’s likely going to get thrown out. Whether it’s an hour after the party or a few weeks, that card has a shelf life.
We’ve found a fun way to avoid a birthday card and make our gift tag fun.
Here’s my Simple Solution for gift tags.
I got this idea when our friends Kathleen & Brian gave us a housewarming gift and they used one of the Thank You cards from their wedding as the gift tag. I thought it was such a great idea! After all, I still had a ton of thank you cards left over from our wedding.
I took a peek at Minted’s wedding line and I have to say, I am crushed that Minted wasn’t around when I was getting married. I would have been in heaven with all the personalization and color changes I could have done. Almost fifteen years ago we ordered our wedding invitations from a catalog!
These were some of my favorite wedding thank you notes:
(Photos are courtesy of Minted)
I also adore this heart thank you card.
My eyes were instantly drawn to this flower thank you card, too.
I hope this Simple Solution gave you some great ideas for making gift giving easier!
I wrote this post in partnership with Minted. Although I am compensated for my work, the opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine.
Kristina Grum is a Certified Parent Educator who has over a decade of experience working with children, including being a classroom teacher. She currently teaches parenting classes in her local area and writes about shifting parenthood from barely surviving to thriving.