Monday, November 17, 2014

Gifts Kids Can Make: Sunshine Notes

Throughout the year, but especially at Christmas time, one thing we like to share here at Serving Pink Lemonade are gift ideas that children can make.  I think when children make gifts for family and friends during the holiday season they learn to love to give.  I have loved seeing the transformation that has taken place in my kids over the last few years as they've thoughtfully created gifts for their family members.  They've gone from having mile long wish lists to hardly giving a thought to what they want at all.  Instead they look forward to the presents they get to create each Christmas.  They love to give!

Today I want to share with you a gift idea that children can give at Christmas time or any time of the year.  These little bundles of sunshine notes make the perfect gift to send off to grandparents, make for a friend or family member going through a hard time, a loved one sick in the hospital, or for parents for a mother's or father's day gift.  The options are endless!

To make our bundle of sunshine notes we gathered together some envelopes, paper to draw on, a sunny introduction card (see free printable below to get your own), and some bakers twine.

My kids had fun writing notes and drawing picture to their grandparents.  It was fun to see how thoughtful they were with each card, giving thought to what each grandparent likes.

We then placed each card into an envelope . . .

And piled them all together, adding the introduction card to the front.

We tied around a little bakers twine and our bundles were complete.

My kids were super excited to send their notes off to grandma and grandpa for Christmas.

Want to make your own bundle of sunshine notes?  Feel free to use the free printables below.

(To download printables:  Click on image to enlarge.  Then right click and save.  Paste into a word document and adjust the size to fit your envelopes.)

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