I know it is only November 1, but please know that I am totally restraining myself here. I’ve been listening to holiday music for weeks and it is taking every ounce of my willpower to not decorate my house until after Thanksgiving.
Last year I had a little problem on Christmas morning. As the kids have gotten older, the toys have gotten smaller…and I am always afraid that items are going to go missing in the sea of wrapping paper remnants. I decided that this year we needed a Santa sack for each child to contain all of the little items, and started with some internet research. I had a gift card to Pottery Barn, and saw theirs were selling santa sacks for $79 a piece! I have three kids and definitely could not justify spending $237 on just the packaging for their presents.
I decided to make my own.
Using my beloved-I-could-not-function-without Silhouette Cameo, I cut the kids’ names out of red glitter HTV (the pictures do it no justice. It is shiny and glimmery in person) and I cut an image of Santa on a Sleigh out of the black HTV. I did a print and cut of this Santa Delivery Tag, and then laminated the tag with my favorite cheap home laminator. I get so much mileage out of that thing! I used my heat press (though an iron will work) to attach everything to the laundry bag.
With the bags done, I can now stuff them with presents as I buy and wrap them. The sacks are huge, so they will fit most of their gifts. I also love that the printable tags answer an age old question of my oldest son. Since we have a bookcase stuffed in our fireplace, he has always asked how Santa gets in our house. This tag gives 6 plausible options – which my analytical son will surely take note of when he receives his delivery on Christmas morning!