an open letter to my secret santa

Dear Secret Santa,

Can I come clean with you?  I know you spent time last year picking out a special gift for the holiday grab bag.  You were given the assignment to choose a favorite thing to gift to your Secret Santa recipient.  And that’s exactly what you did.

 

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Your favorite thing came in the form of a gift card.  And well — you see — I still have that gift card.  Fully loaded.  With absolutely no good reason as to why I never used it …

 

At first that gift card held a place of prominence on the kitchen countertop.  Then it was shuffled from spot to spot and eventually found itself in a  drawer, resting  next to those partially used Target and Home Depot gift cards.  You know the ones, right Secret Santa?  Those gift cards with a $1.03 remaining here and 85 cents there.  You can’t bear to part with those few dollars and cents.  But you can’t seem to remember to take them with you on your shopping expeditions to Target and Home Depot.

 

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So, as I close in on 365 days with an unused gift card, a question comes to mind.  A question about whether or not you’d be insulted if I re-gifted that gift card you gave me …

 

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Would that be such a terrible thing, Secret Santa?  Especially if I wrapped that gift card all pretty like in some festive dollar store Chinese take-out boxes …

 

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And used some paint chips cut into mittens and Christmas trees as gift tags …

 

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And then topped it all off with some jingle bells and bows and teeny tiny ornaments?  All of which were dollar store scores.

 

And, Secret Santa, if this re-gift gift wrap idea using dollar store Chinese take out boxes and dollar store jingle bells and teeny tiny ornaments with paint chip gift tags doesn’t work for you, my friends have some fun and creative options I can try …

 

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… and then, Secret Santa, get back to me about how you’d like that soon-to-be-re-gifted gift card wrapped.

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P.S.  Because you can find a printable for just about anything online – even something as simple as a triangle Christmas tree and mitten patter – I used the mitten printable I found here and the tree printable I found here.

 

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Comments

  1. I’ll take it just cause the packaging looks so darn cute!

  2. This makes me want to go out and buy some presents just to wrap them. We travel so much at Christmas time that I’m luck to get gifts anywhere, much less beautifully wrapped! Happy holidays lady!

  3. Cute package…I need to wrap something ASAP!

  4. very cute idea love the giftcard in gift box so super cute

  5. What a fun way to wrap a gift card. I love the little jingle bells on top. I always seem to lose stem when it comes to wrapping. Maybe I should bring some of my gifts over and you help me wrap them :)

  6. Love this idea – and the jingle bells are the perfect added detail! Take care, Laura

  7. Hmmmm……. well I do have one movie gift card that is going to school that I could actually wrap creatively…. by tomorrow. Maybe.

    Bliss

  8. Well since you went through all of the trouble to make it so special why not :-)
    xx
    Anne

  9. Oh..totally cute and yes why not!! ;)

  10. Awesome! Love the clean, modern look of the paint chip stripes.

  11. I’m not your secret Santa, but I played one once in a movie so I feel qualified to answer on their behalf….yes do regift the card with my blessing

  12. Brilliant and cheap! Love it — think the paint chip tags are absolutely inspired, Linda!
    xo Heidi

  13. Kelly at View Along the Way says:

    You can totally regift gift cards! I think? Anyway, the trick to using all those gift cards with tiny balances is to keep them in your wallet, right in front of your credit cards, where they’re annoying and visible all the time.

  14. Absolutely LOVE THIs!!! They are just too cute and look amazing! Sending hugs and Holiday Wishes to you and yours! :)

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