I have quite a few birthdays in October – all friends – and we give each other gifts that are modest in price about £5 to £8. I usually find bits and pieces in some of the gift shops in Scotland and buy them as I see them and stash them away.
On Sunday I had a mammoth wrapping session it felt a bit like Christmas. I like to make my modest gifts look tempting and I wrap them with care taking time to choose the paper and ribbons I think appropriate. I often use printed tissue paper for those awkward shaped items.
I have one of those paper punch shape cutters that produces a tiny label. I decorate these in different ways in this picture I have used some little rubber stamp pictures. I also cut up cards for labels as it is such a shame to throw old birthday cards away.
I found the coffee coloured spotty paper in Sainsbury’s it comes on a roll and is good to keep on hand as it is useful for any occasion.
Here they are all ready to go with the appropriate cards.
It always feels good to have things organised and I feel quite pleased with myself that this month at least I won’t have to think about rushing around getting gifts and cards sorted out at the last minute. Oh… if all my life was like this!