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a gift


What do you give to the man who has everything?  Or the man who doesn’t want or need what you give him, so he throws it away.  Yeah.  It’s like that.

And this year was a special milestone for the man born on 5.5.55.  A member of the 5th generation.  Born on the 5th day of the week.  Who has 5 children.  And turned 55 this year.  Oh! and tends to play 5 red in Vegas! ;)

Anyway, the pressure for something special was on.

Handmade and sentimental was definitely the way to go this year!

We all wrote little sentiments on index cards … 55 of them in total … and rolled them up and put them into a special birthday jar.

I modged podged some gift wrap to the jar {double-sided taped it first}, made a little tag and we were off to the races.

He loved it, the girls loved doing it, and it’s sitting proudly in the kitchen where he “unwraps” one sentiment for 55 days.

A definite hit this year!

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16 Responses to “a gift”

  1. Heather says:

    I LOVE IT!!! The perfect gift for him!

  2. Sue says:

    What a great idea! Jon just recently regifted something to me that I gave him. I’ll have to start thinking of gifts to give him that I want! :)

  3. Tiffany says:

    great idea! I was going to do that for Mother’s Day for my mom last year, but we never committed to writing all of the cards. Great for Curt!

  4. Amy Terry says:

    This beats any material gift you could have given… what an awesome idea! I will probably be stealing this idea from you! ; )

  5. Lisa Mahnke says:

    Better than anything you could buy! :)

  6. Dawn says:

    seriously. i love this gift! so lovely!

  7. karen says:

    oh my gracious…that is so completely adorable! (love the note!)

  8. The BEST birthday gift EVER! This would be the perfect gift for ANYONE. What a lucky lucky man you have. :)

  9. paula says:

    what a sweet and fabulous idea.

  10. LobotoME says:

    the best idea ever! happy birthday to your hubby!

  11. alli b says:

    that takes the {birthday} cake. brilliant.

  12. Wendy says:

    love, love, love this!

  13. Jenn says:

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing! I’m linking:


    Hope you’ll stop by & say hi!

  14. Stephanie says:

    This is darling! You need to add this to our Fathers Day link party here:
    I love it!

  15. sherry says:

    I think this would be a great gift for Father’s day, but I am curious as what to write on that many cards…could you please give some examples? Thank you-Sherry

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