'Thank You Memorial Day Gifts'
I created my Memorial Day project with a specific person in mind, my husband. He served in the United States Marine Corp many years ago. Now he is part of an honor guard detail for fallen soldiers making that last trip home to their families. Fallen soldiers are escorted 24/7 on their journey. Its ceremonial, but it speaks volumes. It says We care. We respect the ultimate sacrifice that you made. I wanted to make something to thank my husband for the service he continues to provide for this country that we love so much.
This is a two part gift. The first one is a gable gift box made from kraft paper and embellished to look like a flag on the front. It's perfect for tucking in a note along with a gift card to my guys favorite restaurant.
My husband loves to do crossword puzzles. Every crossword puzzle maniac knows you need to use pencils, in case you need to erase a word that was wrong. One pencil would do, but my guy won't sit with his crossword unless he has 2 pencils sharpened and ready to go. I think this pencil holder was made with him in mind, 4 pencils at the ready! I kept the flag theme going on my pencil holder too.
Imaginisce : Pattern Papers (Perfect Vacation), Foam Tape
American Crafts: Cardstock, glitter tape