For Christmas this year we decided to give a trip for our kids and not gifts, so to reveal this fun present to our kids we had them each open 3 presents (the cards below) with clues of where we were going, so 9 clues total were opened at an early Christmas present opening with my parents. On each card I wrote a portion of a sentence giving a clue of where we were going. It reads, "For this Christmas our present to all of you is to spend our time together having fun and lots of cheer. So bring your magic and your swim suits for we are going to a very special place full of lots of wonder and joy."
On the back side of the cards were numbers stating which row the card was in (to make it a bit easier) and a letter or two that they had to arrange to spell the words "Great Wolf Lodge". The screams of excitement were deafening as they figured out where we were going.
I used the wonderful December Birds of a Feather Kit to create this set of puzzle cards. The cards each measure 4 x 4 inches, so once together it creates a 12 x 12 page. The colors of the papers and the cute diecuts from the kit were just perfect for this little project!!
|December Birds of a Feather Kit|
For some of the cards I used the super cute "Let it Snow" stamp set from Susan K. Weckesser. The snowman and phrase were just a perfect fit for these papers.
So even thought there are not true presents to be opened this year, our trip is worth so many more memories than any toy can give.
Cardstock - Bazzill - Dec Birds of a Feather Kit
Pattern Papers - BoBunny - Dec Birds of a Feather Kit
Diecuts - BoBunny - Dec Birds of a Feather Kit
Stamps - Susan K. Weckesser
Pen - Faber-Castell