Today's Works-For-Me-Wednesday tip is one that has saved me countless times. I don't know about you, but I always seem to be scrambling at the last minute to get gifts for people. And cards for those gifts are even harder to remember. So a few years ago, I got smart and started a stationery collection (all photos have been "doctored" to protect our last name...I hope you can still get the gist of it!).
This first one is a simple card with my daughter's name on it. Whenever she brings a gift to a little friend's birthday party, we whip these out to use as the birthday card:
Next is a little gift card that has our last name on it. It reads "The Smiths" (obviously not our real last name)! These have come in handy for weddings and other occasions when the gift is from the whole family:
These last ones are my favorite. They are gift tags specifically designed to fit over a bottle of wine! How many times have you been on the way to a friend's house for dinner and haphazardly grabbed a bottle of wine from your own cupboard to give as a hostess gift? I totally do that too! These little cards just make the wine look a little more "finished" and not like you grabbed it on the way out the door (which you totally did):
When I factor in how much money I spend on cards at the grocery store or Target (if I remember to buy them!), it really adds up. I buy these cards in bulk (anywhere from 25-100 at a time) and it ends up to be about $1-$1.50 each (and I don't know about you, but I easily spend double that per card if I buy them at the last minute). Personally, I have someone locally who sells these to me, but I have also seen similar cards online at places like Tiny Prints or Doodlebug Dezigns.
This is the perfect little time-and stress-saving trick to keep in my back pocket. Works for me!