Monday, January 11, 2010
I was looking for a good way to present my brother-in-law Robby's birthday money. Since the wants and desires of the men in my life are as transparent as mud, cash is the usual default birthday gift. So my challenge is to gift it in a way that seems more thoughtful than just handing him a grubby wad of bills.
Turns out he is taking a birthday trip to Breckenridge this month with his lovely wife, Tiffany, so money seemed especially helpful. He is a big snowboarder, so this is what I came up with.
The girls and I had already made the ornament earlier, so I just gave the little snowboarder ornament a snowy hill to jump and some trees to avoid. Don't look too hard at it. I threw it together in like 20 minutes before we walked out the door because I'm such a great manager of my time. ahem.
It is made inside a cardboard gift box, so I just secured everything down and put the lid on it, then wrapped it like a regular gift. Had time allowed I probably would have added some wispy clouds and perhaps some sparkle to the trees. Can you just imagine that stuff in for me? Thanks.