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« on: December 17, 2006 06:23:20 PM »

I purchased a couple of tickets for my mother to an event that she has been wanting to go to.  But the tickets are not going to be here until after Christmas.  Any creative ideas on how to put this under the tree?  I guess first off I need something to wrap.....any ideas there?


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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006 06:26:24 PM »

One year, we bought my mom tickets to something and we made an ornament that we could stick it in. Then when putting away all of the ornaments she found them, and it was like Christmas never ended. haha.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006 09:36:53 PM »

Well first of all, I think a very pretty "tickets are coming" sort of certificate would work! And how to wrap that, well I think there's a wrapping gift card thread, but here's a couple ways my Dad has been sneaky with small presents for my mom:
    - he taped a gift certificate to a log (a squared off one), and wrapped the log
    - he wrapped a shoe box with my mom's old running shoes in it... with a ring box in one toe! (it would work for a rolled up certificate too!)

« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006 02:10:19 AM »

One year my MIL gave us money for Christmas and she folded it up small and put it in a walnut shell then glued the shell back together with a ribbon around it to hang it on the tree.  You could write what is coming, and put it in the shell and hang it on the tree with her name on it.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006 08:00:28 AM »

How about a small booklet about the event? Perhaps do it like
Staramaze's Baby Book: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117581.0. The book is made from cardboard, stamps, and sewed bits. It wouldn't be a quick solution, but it would be a memorable piece and if you included a spot in the back for the tickets, pictures, playbills, whatnot, it would be a great keepsake.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006 09:25:32 AM »

Like previously mentioned, you could make a certificate or a note saying tickets are on the way.

And to wrap it, this may seem a little silly, but it made the present fun. A couple years ago I bought my sister concert tickets for Christmas. I took small-ish box, put the tickets in the bottom in an envalope and put 2 cans of pop (soda) on top. The cans made the box heavy so she didn't know what was in the box and them when she opened it, she was surprised to see pop and wondered what else could be in it.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006 05:36:39 AM »

I once had to come up with a way to wrap a ticket for my boyfriend. So, I got a variety of boxes (from very large to very small). I put the ticket in the smallest one, sealed it, then put that box in a box the next size up. I continued putting the boxes in boxes until I ended with a very large box, which I wrapped. It was quite comical watching him open each box, expecting the present to at long last be inside it!
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006 03:55:40 PM »

Now I have the problem of picking from all of these great ideas.  Thanks you all so much.
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