The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to think gifts. Card kits make the best gifts for your crafty friends! First of all, “sharing” is my all-time guilty pleasure. Whether it is a story, a crafty idea, a good book, and even a Coke! But what makes it even more special is to share an experience with someone who has been kind to you – an unsung hero. We come across these people daily, from neighbors in our communities, co-workers, long distance friends, and so on.
This holiday season, Coca-Cola wants to shine the spotlight on those who make this time of year extra special for the people around them. For this campaign, we were asked to choose our favorite “unsung hero” and celebrate them! I love this idea because it allows us to stop the daily grind and appreciate those who offer the little moments in life that make us smile.
I made a list of my unsung heroes and created a one-of-a kind thank you gift for them. First I went to ShareaCoke.com and ordered a Coke bottle with their name, then whipped up a gift of creativity – a mini-card kit. I attached it all to the bottles!
My daughter Maya sits at the top of my unsung hero list! She recently moved to Los Angeles, and even though she is hundreds of miles away, she calls in everyday to see how we are doing and if there is any way she can be of help. From helping me with video editing to bouncing off ideas to advice on a dress to buy, she’s always there for me.
So I put together a card for her, a Coke bottle with her web site name, and a card kit that she can make and give to someone else! Paying it forward!
This is a super fun idea because the bottle adds the signature touch, the craft allows your friend to wind down and exercise their creativity, and then it all ends with a happy act of kindness for someone else to keep it going!
- 2 blank cards
- Scrapbook paper
- Holiday images (I found these on Etsy)
- Dry adhesive dots, scissors
To start, we’re going to turn a traditional card into a “gate fold” card by opening the card and folding the edges into the center crease. Next, affix a square piece of scrapbook paper on the back to make it sturdy. Fold over the front flaps.
Take two pieces of scrapbook paper strips and glue to the front flaps, then take two identical images, fold in the center and affix one to each side of the front of the card.
Oh my gosh, it’s so cute! Now decorate the inside with embellishments, and a note!
Make a kit with all the components and attach it to the bottle with a tag.
I made a six-pack because I have a lot of unsung heroes in my life, lol!
Don’t forget, you can order your own special personalized #ShareaCoke glass bottles for friends or family this holiday season. How many friends will be receiving card kits as gifts this year?