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Thursday, November 29

seed packets to share...

Very good friends of ours are moving away...it's a sad time when folks that we've come to know well, and enjoy their company so much, have to leave. We understand though... sometimes there's just a pull, a tug, a feeling of inspiration that it's time to settle somewhere else, a new place to call home.

Before they left, I wanted to share something with them that would bring back memories of their years spent here, so I decided to send along seeds for a Friendship Garden.



There are lots of seed packet templates online, so it makes this a quick & easy project. Simply find a design you like (or create your own), then fold on the dotted lines, glue flaps in place, and fill with flower seeds from your garden. It's that simple and in no time at all, you will have oodles of packets for sharing!

I'd encourage you to create some seed packets from the flowers in your own garden. Tuck them into Christmas cards or a "thinking of you" letter...they're sure to bring smiles to a special friend who's far away.

While it's a simple gift, I hope when Ellen scatters these seeds in the garden of her new home, she'll think of us and have warm memories of her time spent in Midwest.  Oh how we'll miss this family!

3 comments:

  1. This is THE best Christmas gift idea I have seen online this year. I can't do it this year, but next year I'll save seed and these will become gifts for my friends. What a great idea! Thank you!

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    1. Mary Ann, you're too kind! Thanks for your sweet words, I'm so glad you like the idea..although I'm certainly not the first to think of sharing seeds.

      I looked for a website that would let me alter the packet design in Word...here's where I found a blank one. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/seed-packet-TC010266844.aspx

      I plan to tinker with some more designs...maybe even put a photo on the front...the flower that's inside, or even a family photo. Let me know how yours come out!

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  2. Sorry to hear your friends are moving away . What a wonderful idea these seed packets are how lovely ! I bet every time something grows from them they will think of you ! Have a good day !

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