I think a few of my nieces might check in on my blog from time to time. I will tell them now to stop reading this one right now or they will not be surprised on Christmas!
Pictured above are some of the seed packets that I made this weekend to put “seed money” in for stocking stuffers. They are also just the right size for gift cards.
I use a Microsoft Powerpoint template that I found several years ago on the Internet. I modified it a bit to suit my needs and now can add text and clip art to customize these for any holiday or birthday. Once I have them designed how I want them, I just print, cut, fold, round the corners, and paste to create a gift fit for a gardener to give.
Here’s the back of one…
One Easter, I made some up to put in baskets and put actual seeds in them instead of money, and included instructions on the back for how to plant the seeds. But for some reason, those were not nearly as popular as the ones with “seed money” in them, even though the seeds were some I had collected from my own garden. Kids these days….
Anyway, I’d be happy to share this template, just put your address in a comment and I’ll email it to you. (Protect your email address from spammers and bad people by including spaces, etc. and then I’ll piece it back together). You do need Microsoft PowerPoint to use this template.
Well, the problem is the packets are so darn cute, that the kids’ mom won’t let them open them just for seeds (money is different of course!). They end up in one of Ed’s hand-carved bowls, neatly arranged, the seeds still inside. It’s too cute displayed on the bookcase or the hutch!
Sigruns German Garden says
Carol, your seedpacks are lovely. I got two from friends with the christmas cards.
Those seedpacks came out great. Last night I printed out a bunch of return address labels with holiday pictures on them like Santa, wreaths, holly, etc. I’m happy to see that I’m not the only gardening who is pretty good with Microsoft Office.
It doesn’t matter what kind of “seeds” are in them, they love them because they are from their favorite Aunt Carol.
The older sister.
Love it love it love it! You are so smart! I’ll get my techy friend to help me out with email later! hugs NG
I love your seed packets and would be ever so grateful if you could email me the template. I plan on making them for christmas party favors. Thanks so much for sharing! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
May I please have the template my e-mail is: