Since we are having a tough time financially, this year for Christmas, I decided that what little we do spend outside the family will be on craft items to make things to give to others. I'm trying to come up with fun but meaningful activities for the children as well that won't cost alot of money...so for one activity, we decided to make things for nursing home patients to brighten their holidays. We have a new store in town called "Mighty Dollar" which is much like a Dollar Tree but with different items. I found these craft kits to make reindeer bookmarks there...and there are enough pieces in EACH kit to make thirteen reindeer bookmarks!! We will get to treat 70 nursing home patients for around six dollars. I'm going to make a single panel card out of card stock that says, "Praying Jesus is 'deer' to you this holiday season and throughout the coming New Year!" I will cut slits in it to slide the reindeer bookmark down in. If they don't read, they can use it to stick down in a flower pot or even as a Christmas tree decoration.
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11/24/06 at 10:01pm