Letters to Grandma (#2)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…. Jack Frost nipping at your nose.

Now that I have you singing and in the Christmas cheer, I am sharing my 2nd letter to grandma.  This one is all about the holiday I love so dear.  These will also make great cards for secret Santa gifts or coworker gifts.

Here are my “Christmas Gift” letters to grandma.  I will have to enclose 2 of them for her since one has a short amount of writing room.

gift letters

These are super easy to do too!  All I did was use plain white cardstock paper for the base cut into squares (these could also be cut into long rectangles or any “gift” like shape). I picked out cute scrapbook paper with Christmas flair, cut into the same shape as the white cardstock paper and glued it on.  Then I took red string and glued two pieces in the cross shape.  I made a bow separately with the red string and glued it right in the center.  The back is plain white with a cute holiday sticker on top (see below).

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These are symbolic in a way too, because writing to my grandma is a gift.  I consider it a gift to have such a great woman in my life!

Letters to Grandma (#1)

Since this is my first post about “Letters to Grandma”,  I have to start with a picture and description of the beautiful woman that has delighted my life for almost 30 years now.  This picture is from my college days in 2004.

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My grandma and I have been writing back and forth since I was a young girl.  She lives in Webster City, Iowa, and I have always lived in Texas so this is our preferred way to communicate while we are apart.

The most recent card I made for her was super simple.  I almost always take a plain card to start and cover the front with scrapbook paper first.  I like to use photo glue made for scrapbooks to glue it on (sticks really well).  See below for the finished product.  The big sticker on the front slides out to the right and says, “Hugs & Kisses.”

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