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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Making do ...

Making do ...

I needed to send our Grandson who was in College, a birthday present and a card, and did not have either on hand.

He prefers some handmade something over the $5.00 Hallmark card and of course ... $$$$.

So I wrote a check and made an envelope to mail it in.

I opened up a business size envelope ... laid it out on one of  Mr. Z's new Texas maps covering all the places that were important to the Grandson right now and cut out an envelope. 

I use a quarter for the size and circled each location.

Glued the tabs together ... added a paper label ... a stamp and off it went.

Kingsville, Texas where he was attending Texas A.& M. Kingsville.

Kerrville and Ingram, Texas where he calls home.

Uvalde, Texas where he is on the weekends, working and managing a game ranch.

Now that he has graduated, he can circle  San Antonio, Texas which is the large yellow spot at the top of the envelope. This is where he is working and living and he still works in Uvalde.

He liked the envelope so much, it took him awhile to decide how to open it and not damage it.

He loves handmade things and this was special to him.

He plans to frame it. 

Thanks for your visit.
Audrey Z.

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  1. This is such a creative idea Audrey! Old maps are charming and how clever and thoughtful to hi-light where he spends his time.. You're always an inspiration! Thank you and best wishes for your weekend.

    Tamara <3

  2. I love this idea. I can see why he wants to frame it!

  3. What a fabulous idea! This is something he will always remember and cherish :)

  4. So smart and what a thoughtful way to send your grandson's gift! I love that he appreciates handmade--perhaps there is a way it could be framed with some other mementoes. Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  5. Sounds like the two of you have a lot in common, Audrey :) What a special way to send him Birthday greetings--

  6. A creative and thoughtful idea to share, Audrey. If he does frame it, ask him to show a pic of it.

  7. How so awesome...and creative! You have a good 'kid' with your grandson; one that appreciates all you do. To have a want to frame it all shows he's got class.

    Wonderful idea. Hope he enjoyed his birthday.

  8. Hi! Your grandson is special to like home made things. I think the home made envelopes are really special, especially the one you made! Nancy

  9. What a sweet idea! I really like this!

  10. awww...what a good and thoughtful Grandma you are...Really a special gift for him...

  11. Now that is a precious story!!!!

    I have made envelopes out of a pretty flower pictures, from a book. But never of a personalized map!!!


  12. Audrey, this is such a fun idea. :)

  13. Audrey that's a very creative way to mail a cheque :-)

  14. Very thoughtful and fun! You have a lovely blog, Audrey, and your header is beautiful. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  15. Great idea and what a lucky grandson. Love your header.

  16. I haven't stopped by in quite some time, but today I decided to check out what you had to post. Glad I did, I just love the map envelope idea & it warms my heart that he loved it so much to want to keep it!!


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