Monday, December 15, 2014

Simple, Inexpensive Neighbor Christmas Gift: Light of Christ Lanterns

I guess it's a good thing for social media, or you guys might think I dropped off a cliff or something!
But, I'm still here. Just super busy!! Tiz the Season for crazy, or so it seems,  I'm really trying to keep things simple and remember the reason for this Christmas Season (celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ). So today I bring you a simple neighbor/friend gift that helps keep the "reason" in the season. Every year I try to come up with a new gift that is simple, inexpensive, that isn't treats (we get so many!) and that helps keep our thoughts on the Savior. This year I got a great deal on those Olde Brooklyn Lanterns on-line, they were only $4.95 and I got free shipping too! You could easily do the same thing using a flash light or candle, anything that gives off light! (But I really like these lanterns they last a long time.) And add this simple card, some festive ribbon, wrapping, and BAM! Neighbors check!! And since I'm trying to keep things simple and not over do...I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! I hope you know that I appreciate all of you!!

Here is a lantern out of the box.

The words I chose for the simple card constructed from copy paper, using Word Program, outlined material is wrapping paper, and curling ribbon. 

A lantern packaged in it's box.