Gift Tag Printable and Wood Star Charm DIY

November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving week was a doozy in that I came down with the vilest, most tenacious flu of my life. As if running a 102° temperature for days wasn’t enough to contend with, my husband was gone — GONE! — for work. So it was just me, my little cocoon of feverish misery, and three kids to take care of. It was awful with a capital, bolded, underlined A, especially since poor Mara also had the flu and needed to be held and cuddled for most of her waking hours. Fortunately, her case was mild and she bounced back after a matter of days. +1 for nursing! I, however, am STILL recovering and have been on bedrest for much of the week. I think I’ve been operating on too little sleep and too much stress for so long, my body just threw in the towel at the slightest whiff of illness and said “Done! Quitting temporarily!”

With that said, I came on just to quickly share my latest project I worked on for Dotcoms for Moms (which I had finished before I came down with the plague of 2012). Click over to download printable gift tags and for super easy instructions on adding wooden star charms to your gift wrap. And lastly, forgive me for getting all stranger-bossypants on you, but avoid needless suffering and get your flu shot!

16 Comments

  1. Comment by Allison on November 28, 2012 9:20 pm

    Hope you feel better!

  2. Comment by kristine on November 29, 2012 12:42 pm

    i LOVE these tags! so cute. and that flu just sounds rotten!! i hope you feel better soon. i don’t know how moms do it..

  3. Comment by Mariana on November 30, 2012 4:46 pm

    Don’t give in to the shot momma! A few of my sisters co-workers suffered as soon as they got theirs. Plus, that’s why we have an immune system. Our body is supposed to fight it off on it’s own. Dad said “it’s like letting the enemy slip in through the side door”.

  4. Comment by Mariana on November 30, 2012 4:46 pm

    If you get the shot I mean. Hah-hah.

  5. Comment by Susan Harp on December 1, 2012 2:27 pm

    Do get your flu shot. It is much better to stimulate your immune system with a dead virus particle then to suffer from infection with the live virus. On average tens of thousands of americans will die from the complications of influenza each year. I should know, I make my living as an Infection Preventionist.

  6. Comment by Jenn on December 1, 2012 2:51 pm

    Mariana, There are a few vaccines that I decline for my kids, but the flu shot is definitely one I’m on board with! Even if you do become sick after getting the shot, the flu virus is so much milder than if you weren’t vaccinated. And even more importantly, I wouldn’t want to catch the flu and pass it on to my children who are at greater risk for any complications (pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, etc) I feel that it’s my responsibility to stay as virus-free as possible! Anyways, we’re in the clear and now immune this season since we already caught it. The “free” alternative to getting vaccinated!

  7. Comment by Jenn on December 1, 2012 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the comment Susan, so spot-on! The flu is so commonplace and most do make a full recovery, I think it may be easy for some to take the illness for granted and don’t consider secondary infections and how being a carrier could adversely affect those at greater risk, like babies and the elderly. I find no good reason to avoid the shot (aside from an allergic reaction to a vaccine ingredient).

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  9. Comment by Casey on December 4, 2012 5:10 pm

    Man, so sorry! I hate having a cold while having to arch kids. I can’t imagine the flu! Hope you are feeling better. And these are super cute!

  10. Comment by Emily on December 8, 2012 9:01 pm

    that’s awful. I have been there with the hubs gone for two weeks and both kids and I having the stomach flu. It was hands down the awfulest. Ever. I hope you’re getting more rest now and feeling great. btw I ordered my print from picture salon and not sure my thoughts yet. It feels like the color is off but I’m not sure if that’s b/c I did a lousy job with the color to start with. But in this case, the color doesn’t matter all that much, so I’m just happy to have it in my hot little hands.

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  15. Comment by Victoria | Oh So Pretty on December 26, 2013 9:04 pm

    Love this so much!! The tags are simple and gorgeous. The stars are a perfect addition. Wish I would’ve seen this in time for Christmas – next year :)

    Happy Holidays!

    xo

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