Every year at the holidays, I give gift cards to my daughter's teachers and a few other people in our community.
I know they appreciate them, but to me, gift cards always feels a little impersonal. That's why I came up with an easy way to make giving a gift card more meaningful.
My first goal was to incorporate this rule: candy + gift card = awesome! Then I wanted to make sure it was easy to do, cute and festive, and inexpensive.
So I pulled out some mason jars and my Painters Paint Markers.
I wrote "Happy Holidays" on the jars and drew on a few holly leaves. The best thing about paint markers is you can wipe off the wet paint if you don't like it. This took me about three tries, but it was still quite quick and the possibilities are endless.
Plus, what a great activity to do with your kids. In fact, this year, I'm going to ask Lainey to decorate her teachers' mason jars.
Next, using a green piece of scrapbooking paper, I traced the mason jar lid and cut it out to use as my top.
Then I tied on a ribbon and filled the jar with holiday Hershey's Kisses.
I placed my gift card inside!
And here's my finished product... they were easy to do, cute and festive, inexpensive, and awesome! I know I'll feel much better giving my gift cards this year because they'll finally have my personal touch.