Saturday, 28 November 2015

DIY Christmas Gift

Okay, so since it's almost Christmas, I thought I'd start off with one of the Christmas gifts I'm doing. This idea could be for anyone you want, I'm doing mine for my boyfriend because I think this is something he'll like. This isn't the only present I'm giving him, but I liked the idea so I thought I'd give it a go.

The present that I'm talking about it something which you have probably seen at some point on social media, and it's the "Open when..." letters. I think it's a really cute and personal thing to do for something, because although a lot of people do it, no one knows what you actually put in the letters. I am still in the process of doing my letters, but here's a few I've done so far.

I've used a Cath Kidston writing set for mine which I got a few years ago, and as I have no one to write letters too I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use them haha. It's such a cute set and I actually love them.

This is of course quite girly but I'm sure he's not gonna care about what the envelopes are like, and I'm not giving him the box either because that's far too pretty too give away. Some people who do this make envelopes and use colored paper, but it's whatever's best for you really :) 

Some of the things I've put on the letters are:
Open when...
  • You first receive these letters
  • You need to know someone cares
  • You need someone to talk to
  • You're sad
  • You need to know how much I love you
  • You feel lonely
  • I'm being moody and annoying
  • We're arguing
  • You feel like I don't trust you
  • You're missing me
  • You're having a bad day
  • You feel like giving up
  • You're mad at me
  • You're just a little grumpy
  • You want to know how happy you make me
  • You're jealous
  • On our one year anniversary        
They're just some of my ideas that I'm most likely going to use. What you write in them is totally up to you. I'm also going to put pictures of us in them just to make it that extra bit special :)

I think this is a perfect gift idea for any occasion, and anyone would love to receive something like this!