Monday, August 20, 2012

Baptism Gift

A couple weekends ago I took the kids on a whirlwind trip to visit my cousin.  My cousin and her kids had come out for Claire's baptism and now her daughter was getting baptized.  So along with my mom, we made a road trip of it.  We had a lot of fun!

I wanted to give my... er... first cousin once removed I guess it would be... a little something, so I ordered a bordered white handkerchief from the LDS Online Store.  I confess, it was very inexpensive.

I THOUGHT I ordered it with enough time for it to arrive, but alas, I am a poor planner.  I even checked my mail one last time as I left, but it hadn't arrived.  Of course, OF COURSE, it arrived the same day I left.  It was in my mailbox waiting for me when I got back from the trip.

So I was the loser who didn't have a gift to give her on the actual day of her baptism.  I offered up my lame excuse about it not arriving in time and that I would mail it to her when I got home.

But within a couple days of my getting home, I was able to mail her this:

I picked a font on my computer, printed off her name, then traced it onto the hankie with a water soluble fabric marking pen.  A little white embroidery floss and some free-handed daisies and I think it made for a thoughtful gift.  (But it only cost me the price of the hankie!)