Friday, December 3, 2010

Philosophy Friday: How to say what you REALLY want to say

You know. Like this:

I really really won't be offended if you hate this. The gift receipt is in the bag. Seriously.

Or this:

This seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not so sure.

Or even this:

I made this, just so you know. So don't say anything mean about it.

I was reading Lisa Lam's blog yesterday and she had lots of links to great gift tags. For free. The ones above really caught my eye. They are by Amy Karol of Angry Chicken fame. And you know you have really wanted to say something like:

Shopping for you is so hard, you should give me an extra gift for even trying. I mean that in a loving way.

Check out Lisa's blog for all the links (she has lots of cool stuff herself, especially if you like making bags, in which case I totally recommend getting her new book, The Bag Making Bible).

And then thank Amy for putting our thoughts into words...and on to our gifts.


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Jen said... #

I have those labels and I love them!

Jennifer said... #

I need those! Thnks for sharing!!

Jennifer :)


I found them yesturday & couldn't email and phone a fellow blogger quick enough...she luved them as well & was most gratefull for my contact...Thanks

Terriaw said... #

Awesome! Doesn't this make you wonder why we even buy gifts for other people? I know, the giving is nice, but still. We have been trying to come up with more consumable gifts so we don't feel like we're just buying STUFF for friends and family. Too funny!

eileensideways said... #

wish i had those gift tags for my sister-in-law years ago. i finally told her, let's not exchange gifts.

Anne at Film and Thread said... #

Funny! I try to always give gift receipts with gifts and I've started giving a lot of gift cards so people can get what they want. If I make something they are free to dispose of it and my feelings won't be hurt at all. I make things because making stuff is fun, not because I think that it has to have any great meaning to anyone else. It's very freeing to feel that way.

Xandi said... #

These are awesome. I will print many, many copies. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

Those are just my style!! Valpal

Dmarie said... #

agree with Jennifer; thanks for sharing!