Instead of writing new tags every year, keep a file of names on your computer. Print our gift tag templates. Type personalized inscriptions, print onto card stock, and cut out.
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Wish someone an auspicious new year with a jade plant, Crassula ovata. This easy-care succulent is said to bring prosperity.
To wrap the pot, place it on a square sheet of decorative paper. Bring up two opposite corners, and secure to the pot with double-sided tape.
Fold the other two flaps as shown; tape. Tie gold cord around the pot, and add a tag with a message.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, January 2010
The meaning of Thanksgiving can get lost in the whirlwind of holiday preparations. These paper leaves provide a fun way to acknowledge the things you're grateful for. To make them, fold card stock and cut out leaf shapes freehand, finishing edges with scallop scissors.
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Ask family and friends to write their name and one thing they appreciate on a leaf. Then read the sentiments aloud during dinner. Or keep the notes anonymous and have everyone try to guess who wrote each message.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, November 2009
Want to inspire your kid to write thank-you notes? Put her on the card.
Have your child hold a magnetic board with alphabet magnets that spell out "Thanks for coming to my party." She can write a personalized note on the back of each picture.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, February 2011
Transform the plainest note cards into cheery, even elegant, stationery with nothing more than a stamp pad. Just run the edge of the paper and envelopes along the pad (use one that's soft and spongy). These bright colors are perfect for spring and summer, but you can swap them out for different shades to suit your mood or the occasion. For a more formal look, try a gold or silver stamp pad.
Voyage pigment ink pad set, $10, by Martha Stewart Crafts; michaels.com.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, June 2011
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