I’ve been inspired over the last year by other moms who have shared how they write handwritten notes to their kids for various occasions. I haven’t been very good at journaling or scrapbooking or even writing notes until now, but I love the idea of adding a note to their stockings each year so that they’ll have a collection of notes from us over the years.
A couple months ago I learned to fold these paper envelopes from a simple sheet of paper, so I pulled out some of my Christmas scrapbook paper for this year’s notes, and I can’t wait to add them to their stockings on Christmas morning!
How to Turn a Note into an Envelope
- 8.5″ x 11″ paper
- washi tape or stickers
Start with a note on 8.5” x 11” paper, turned in landscape orientation.
Fold both top corners in until they meet in the middle and carefully crease the folds.
Fold the bottom edge of the paper up until it meets the bottom edge of the triangles.
Fold in both sides toward the center, lining them up along the center fold.
Fold down the top triangle, aligning it with the other edges.
Secure with washi tape or a sticker.
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|