My friend Michelle just posted the coolest blog post and idea and she is so wonderful, she doesn’t keep ideas all to herself, she shares them and I love that about her. I read her blog post a few days ago and thought it was just the best. So even though we are three days in, we made these little envelopes last night and tucked a note card inside each one with little ideas and random acts of kindness to do throughout the month of December. We made nearly all 31 days of ideas but Abbie only got to decorating 10 of the envelopes so far. She is doing such a gret job decorating these. The cool thing is….our church is also doing something very similar for this month and they have created a calendar with ideas too.
Let me tell you something else too while we are on the subject of perfection or should we say not perfection. Normally, had I heard of this idea three days in I would say, “oh forget it! I’m too late” but this time in the spirit of imperfection I thought, “no way. We are doing this.” It only means we get to open a few on some days until we catch up. That’s not all, normally I would have stayed up till the sun came up until all 31 days were complete and hanging on the string but also in the spirit of not being perfect, I decided we will hang them up as they get decorated and that will be that! Seriously people, this is a big deal for me. I’m just accepting this as it happens and this little project has me already enjoying the month of December. Heck, we are already caught up, we opened up three this morning! Oh, and one more thing, these envelopes, they have a story too! I didn’t buy anything for this project, we had all this stuff already here in my craft cupboard. Those envelopes are 20 years old and left over from our wedding thank you notes!