In an effort to share the love I decided to make Valentine gift baskets (40 of them) for all the women at the church I attend. For some odd reason, there is a high number of single mothers in this church and perhaps they are not expecting anything for Valentine's Day. I could be wrong but a lil' gift never hurt anyone.
I got these boxes from a local store. They were going to the trash but I asked the manager if I could have them and he agreed.
The materials to make the gift baskets. I'd like to point out that the teddy bears are filled with 100% recycled material, sweet. The roses, gift bags, tissue and wrapping paper were purchased at a small store owned by a single mother, hooray for small businessess. The baskets were purchased from a woman who operates a small supplies and materials enterprise from her home.
Deciding which roses I should use....
At least they will last forever, right?
Experimenting to see what looks best....
Finished with the first gift basket....
5 hours later....and 16 gift baskets done.
I'm happy to call it a day for now. Tomorrow Saturday I will finish the other 24 gift baskets.
I will distribute the gift baskets on Sunday afternoon after the church service. I hope the women like them.