I do two that are ridiculously fast and easy. We would like to give all of
our grandchildren jeans for Christmas. Nice gift, right? Yeah, but . . .
there are 3,275 brands, 72 different leg styles, assorted colors etc. No
way to get whether they only wear buttons or boot-cut. So. Sew. I take a
piece of old denim, stitch a very simple envelope and insert cash. Always
get it just right. Always a perfect fit.
The other? We save our pocket change all year long. Divide it by the
number of grands. I stitch little drawstring bags and write their names in
some manner. Last year it was red fleece with their names embroidered on
the bags. This year the bags are a Christmas print tied with red ribbon.
Wrote their names with a felt-tipped pen. The fun is the grand who gets the
most money in his sack declares himself to be the one Grandaddy loves the
best. (Not really true but it does keep them quiet and busy for a peaceful
The years our pocket change isn't enough, our friendly bank is willing
to hand over as many rolls as we can pay for.
Merry Christmas to you all. Polly
- posted 8 years ago