When you're pregnant and even in the hospital, everyone brings gifts for the BABY! But what about the MOTHER? Whether you have a traditional birth or a c-section, the Mom is exhausted after and while the new baby is totally worthy of all the fuss, it's so nice for the MOM to receive some pampering as well.
Jennifer of My Own Road created some fabulous printables to attach to gift bags. Create your own hospital survival kit for the new Mom. While most Moms have a hospital bag packed, fill this bag with some things they may not think of or just a few pampering items like these things that Jennifer recommends:
Visit her site to read the descriptions.
As someone who had a c-section and stayed in the hospital for 4 days, I can tell you that this would have been a VERY welcomed gift!
Jennifer has created those printables in both pink AND blue. Save them for your next visit to the new Mommy!
Love this idea! Shannon from Find Joy in the Journey shares this wonderful gift of 12 date nights. For Christmas, she planned out 12 dates for her and her husband. Mostly things that are free or inexpensive and most dates are activities they've never done. She put one in each envelope. At the beginning of the month, they open the envelope and schedule the date around their current schedules.
Inside the envelope is a description of the date and additional items like tickets or a gift card, etc.
If you start planning now, you could easily have this done and ready to give this Christmas. Plus, it spreads the expense out over time if you are purchasing tickets/gift cards.
This idea would also be nice in a family or child version. Fill each envelope with a family activity, document each activity through photos and make a nice SmileBooks photo book to document the year!
A repost of an archive post ...a great craft project, just in time for Easter....
Kim Vallee of At Home with Kim Vallee posted these adorable felt bunnies she was planning on using for her upcoming Easter celebration. Problem being, a retailer couldn't be found for the bunnies that are produced by Daft. Kim sent out the call for someone to help create a template and how-to for these simple bunnies.
Enter Everyday Celebrating! I was thrilled to jump in and design the template to make these bunnies come to life!
It only takes 2 pieces of craft foam or felt per bunny... plus scissors! That's it!