gift tag no. 4 - for the kids to write on

I haven't forgotten about my little tags series. I just hadn't come up with a new idea until this past weekend. Excuse the darkish photos. It's so gray here today. It's the perfect day for wrapping presents!



As a general rule gift tags are small. Sometimes really tiny. This makes it difficult for children, like ours, who are in their first years of writing to write on tags themselves. I made these holiday tags so that the kids can address the gifts to their teachers and friends this year. They are fairly large (1/4 of a letter size sheet of paper) so that they can fit in everything comfortably. D gets a little frustrated when things aren't just so (gets that from me?), so I thought that providing him with the guide lines he's used to using in school would help out. Little C has been learning to write as well so, with a little help, she can use these too.



I am providing a free PDF for this project which can be downloaded below. One sheet has four different holiday motifs and only has to be cut into four equal sized tags. The top margin is slightly wider to allow room for the two punched holes that are used for threading yarn or ribbon through them. As a final touch, our tags, have rounded corners. Enjoy! :)

EDIT (Dec 2010) :: new download here

40 comments:

  1. this is so fabulous and such a great idea.
    i used to teach first grade and i know very well how frustrated and intimated can be when they don't have 'lines' to write on.
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. So great! But how do you make rounded corners?

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  3. thanks melissa! :)

    deedeen - the rounded corners can be made with a special corner cutter found in most craft stores.

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  4. house on hill roadDec 10, 2007, 3:23:00 PM

    thanks patricia! these are great. i think they would make excellent thank you notes, too!

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  5. Thank you, Patricia! I have some Pure White Speckletone ready and willing for the job. :)

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  6. you're welcome ladies!

    Jules - another Mr. French fan? I didn't mention it but our tags are printed on Speckletone (natural) too! :)

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  7. I love these! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  8. Thank-you for sharing this pdf, that's awfully kind of you!

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  9. Thank you so much for the gift tag gift! I do love your tag ideas.

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  10. What a lovely and practical idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Thank you, thank you! These are simple and gorgeous!

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  12. wow...thanks patricia! these tags are fantastic.

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  13. do you create these in pdf? they're really great! you're always inspiring. i actually something i want to show you later that was inspired by you! it's not that great, but it was definitely a fun project :)

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  14. I worked on these in illustrator and then converted the file to a PDF.

    I'd love to see what you have to show me!! :)

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  15. Thank you Patricia! that's a really sweet download- and usable too. Your kids are soooo lucky!!

    :)

    -the creatist
    http://thecreatist.wordpress.com/

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  16. That is such a great idea! Thanks for the downloads.

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  17. thanks Patricia.
    so pretty and practical.

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  18. Thank you so very much! I'm printing them out for my kindergartener to use on his gifts. Perfect!

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  19. Creatist, Lynne, Mefuza and m.o.M. thank you! :)

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  20. These are so great!! I think they're lovely for us big kids as well.

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  21. Oh, you're the best!

    (Oh, and my word verification thing below actually had the word "cute" in it. As if it knew how adorable these are...)

    amyetc.typepad.com

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  22. How pretty, simple, well designed, lovely...perfect! I especially love the gingerbread guy, esp. the stripes on him!

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  23. Aaargh! I really shouldn't download these tags, but man, they're so great! I'm still working through my calendar fever from the last download. I've made just about a dozen so far. Wow. I might need a life.

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  24. Such sweet tags- now I have to come up with gifts WORTHY of them!

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  25. The tags are beautiful and it is so generous from you to share! Thank you very much for that and I wish nice holidays to you and your family.

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  26. what a great idea! I've been lurking around your blog for awhile enjoying the reads. keep inspiring!

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  27. These are so awesome! Thank you for sharing :D

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  28. patricia, these are fantastic..as I was reading, I was secretly hoping you'd share a pdf and there it was!! thank you so much. I think I might just have to escape to the craft store for a rounded corner cutter this weekend. I haven't done any wrapping yet, so this will be perfect.

    I'm going to try to put this up on the babycenter website this weekend. Is that okay? Can I use a picture, too???

    happy weekend.

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  29. thank you so much everyone!! :)

    yes, molly feel free to use my photo and post the project. thank you!

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  30. Pretty AND functional AND just downright smart.
    Thank you.

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  31. This is such a wonderful idea! And really well executed too. I must get on and finish my wrapping!

    Blogged here: Four Good Corners

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  32. thank you knittingiris and joellybaby! :)

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  33. Utterly perfect for our lives right now. How nice of you to provide the PDF, thank you so much!

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  34. very beautiful!! its a fabulous idea for both kids and adults. my "paper-cut-friendly fingers" love the rounded edges :-)

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  35. Really great idea - it's wonderful to give kids a sense of ownership for the gifts they give.

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  36. So cute! I was a little late snagging these, but I can always use them next year. :) thank you!!

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  37. I love these gift tags! I know this is an older post, but I was wondering if the PDF is still available? It didn't come up when I clicked on the link. Thanks so much!

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  38. Hi Brett – Unfortunately these gift tags are no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

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