Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One down, how many to go?

Have you ever felt like you have the worst luck ever? That's the way I feel sometimes. My laptop, with all those promised pictures, is currently being fixed, but I should have it back by the end of the week.

In the meantime, I'll share with you what we're giving my in-laws and my parents for Christmas.

The original plan was to use a black frame with a double white matting. That would have been insanely expensive, so I was thrilled when I found a couple of frames at Gordman's for $15-$17 that had the right number of spaces! I found the letters at Hobby Lobby when the unfinished wood items were 50% off, so they were only $1 each, and the photos were developed at Wal-Mart. The total cost for both gifts was less than $50!

If your mom and dad are like mine, and my in-laws, and are running out of room to put all those fantastic knick-knacks, I recommend doing something like this. Every year, we plan to retake photos so there are always updated photos of the grandkids.

I really like the way they turned out, so I even picked up another frame yesterday to make one for us!


  1. What a great idea! I know they will love this gift! I saw something like this at a craft fair. A photograper took pictures of different letters off signs and then made words out of them in frames. I think they could of been around $100!

  2. They will really like those! What a great gift!

  3. Thanks everyone! I'm dying to give them to my parents and in-laws. Hopefully I can wait another month - I'm terrible about giving gifts early when I'm excited about them!

  4. Ok, I know this is a dumb question Im sure but what do the letters spell? or are they the initial of their first name?


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