First of all, wow, thank you all so much for those links yesterday! My reader is now full and happy and so am I! So now on to today's post:
Gifting money is tricky. When you’re 18 all you basically want is money. Either towards certain things or just spending money.
Wille has a big summer ahead of him. He’ll be travelling twice with groups of friends so money towards the trip to Spain was high on his wish list as was some cash to spend there and at the music festival. Both grandmothers helped out in the cash department but I know how you always need a little bit more than you think you do (so you can go ahead and buy that second sombrero or that band T-shirt) so I also added a little bit.
It’s kind of boring to just hand over the cash and besides Wille doesn’t really want it in bills but rather on his account so he can use his card instead. So I came up with these two ideas that went into his Friday morning gift bags.
The cash I gave in the shape of a made over sun stick and the money towards the trip to Spain I wrapped around a Swedish-Spanish dictionary.
Super simple to do, I just printed out my words on regular copy paper using white on black and cut according to the sizes of the items. For the sun stick I glued the wrapper on with glue stick and for the dictionary I just folded the sides of the sheet of paper into the book. I had to do a bit of pasting two papers together for the book as you will notice on the finished book, but again, that was just using a glue stick.
As for the real money, I will be paying the invoice for the trip and the spending money was transferred to Wille’s account on the morning of his Birthday.
Oh, it's Friday again! Happy Weekend!