Something my mother taught me was to have gifts ready at all times to give to someone in need. She was ready for anything, with paper, cards, tags, and gifts. I still remember so many surprised faces when Mom would bring out a gift that encouraged, celebrated, and showed love.
At any given time Mom would have about 10 new baby outfits stashed away, ready to wrap up for the new babies in the neighborhood or amongst family. There were two other large boxes of new treasures collected from sales she would stumble across in her errands and shopping. It was like she took the Boy Scout’s “Be Prepared” to heart.
While I am not as good as my mother at having gifts piled up, ready to give, her system works and my progress to get to her level is sure and steady. I still make my fair share of last minute runs to find a gift. But I have the gift tags ready at all times.
Gift tags or enclosures are fun and easy. At any given time, I will have 40-50 designs on hand to cover all possible occasions or to perfectly match the recipient. There are purses and high heels for teens or girlfriends, beer for microbrewery fans, prams for baby, reindeer or Santa for holidays, flowers for all occasions, bridal gowns, and even generic tags.
Being prepared means having those gift tags stocked up and ready to use. It is easy to do a last minute run to a store to find a gift; having the perfect gift tag ready and waiting at home is not just a money saver. You will appear to be spot on with your gift giving. It’s a final touch on the gift that says, “I care.” For more custom designs and to print your own gift tags or stickers, browse our Amazon store or our printed gift tags category on PolkaDotDesign.com.