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Luckily for my children, their dad got his act together and stepped back into their lives halfway through 2006, so they have had a reason to celebrate since then. And I have made sure they have celebrated with a gift and card of the homemade variety.
With graduation and the ensuing job-hunt and also out-of-town guests, my daughter never got around to buying a card for her dad. She made her gifts (spicy peanut brittle and regular cashew brittle) and packaged them decoratively. She made glittery blue star-shaped soap. She had wavered between making or purchasing a card, and with the arrival of our guests, she ran out of time to go shopping. So she decided to make a card.
|Gift bag and card with candy and soaps|
HOT TIP: The poor dear didn't have a gift bag for the candy and soap! What could she do? Well, we have paper shopping bags with handles from the health food store. I printed the “gift wrap” from the above website and glued it to the side of the bag. Voilá! A gift bag that matches the card!