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« on: November 18, 2006 11:18:23 PM »

I've already bought a pack of Xmas cards really early & really cheap this year, so I was thinking that as presents for aquaintances, I could make something flat and fairly gender-neutral that could be personalised for each person.

So far all I've thought of is their name in wire, but I'm not so keen on that idea.  What can you folks think of?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 07:41:30 AM »

Bookmarks?

Mini-books (something like 3'' tall, 2'' wide, and maybe 1/2'' thick)?

Magnets?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 08:16:28 AM »

I like the idea of bookmarks, book thongs, or photo magnets. Photo magnets would be pretty easy to make based on their like and dislikes. You could make just one big sheet in a photo program then cut them up individually.
 
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006 11:02:28 AM »

perhaps a small packet of hot chocolate? that's always a good thing during the holiday season. Make sure they don't bust in the card though, that would be a mess.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006 04:36:32 PM »

I have a scrollsaw, and one year I cut out stockings from thin wood using a cookie cutter as a pattern.  I painted them and decorated the "cuff" with white crafting snow.  I drilled a hole in the top corner and added a ribbon hanger.  I tucked them in my Christmas cards that year, and made a bunch more for friends and for my kids.  These are quite handy to have a stash of for unexpected gifts as well - you can tuck one into tissue paper and a small gift bag and be ready for unexpected visitors Wink

If you don't have access to a scrollsaw, wooden shapes are inexpensive and available at most dollar stores, Wal-Mart, Michaels etc.

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P.S.  Now that I think about it, I think I'll go cut out a batch this weekend and get some ready for THIS Christmas, lol.

 
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006 03:11:35 PM »

What about flat Xmas ornaments that you can design or embellish yourself? I'd love to get something like that in a card!
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006 03:45:47 PM »

a christmas tea- teabag (like this tea http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/662035.html)
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006 10:31:18 PM »

How about a mini photo calendar? You can print photos of your friends or of photos you took, and make that into a mini desk top calendar.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2006 11:35:12 PM »

I like using glass paints, not the kind that peel up, but the kind that stay put, on acetate and making suncatchers. You can put a small grommet up on the top, then use a brad to attach it to the card with a note about how to remove it to hang in a window.
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006 11:05:03 PM »

Sorry if this has already been suggested, but how about making wallets? They are useful, attractive, and can personalized by the chosen fabric and/or stencils, and I've *heard* they are easy to make!
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