A few months ago, I had the fun opportunity to develop a recipe with Target for The Everygirl using Target's sustainable salmon. It was prime squash season so we created a simple pesto spaghetti squash to serve as a the canvas for an easy pan-seared salmon. You can get the recipe and read more about Target's sustainability efforts via the original post here!
Resident wordsmith, Tuvy, approaches every situation with a little wit and a lot of humour. She contributes monthly columns that will make you think and just might tickle you.
I love the holidays. The air seems crisper, and I look forward to New Orleans winter aka put-on-sweater-take-off-sweater-then-put-sweather-back-on weather. The streets and parks are illuminating with strings of lights wrapping around the majestic oak trees. What could damper this festive mood?
SHOPPING. I am not aggressive enough to fight over the last pair of cashmere gloves, which would then turn into a serendipitous moment over ice cream. Claustrophobia is in high effect if I am sober in a small space full of people. Anxiety reintroduces itself when my online shopping cart suddenly says, “Sorry, sold out!”
Yes, all of this could be avoided if I had done my shopping early, but then I would have nothing to write complain about. Thank goodness for holiday gift guides and gift cards, am I right? But let’s focus on what really matters during this season: peppermint bark and butternut squash soup. Oh, and spending time with those who are worth sharing peppermint bark.
For someone who doesn't expect gifts, it's always a nice thought to receive a small gift card. It means someone was listening when I was rambling and mentioned wanting to save up for a new desk chair or supplies. But we all know giving gift cards gets a bad rap. Target’s done some research and found that 90% of people love receiving gift cards but only 30% of people feel good about one. Interesting! If pretty much everyone loves to receive gift cards, why not gift them? There’s a great opportunity to put thought into the packaging, because you know what I think - packaging is like sex, and it sells.
Today, I partnered with Target to show you a simple way to package one of their adorable Target GiftCards®. All you need are small boxes, twine, crinkle stuffing, tags, a holiday stamp, white ink, and a white pen from the craft store. Stuff the boxes with crinkle stuffing and place gift card inside. Then, decorate tags with the white stamp, write something sweet, and wrap each box with twine. Finally, stuff tag under the twine and polish it off with some green leaves for your garland. Simple as that!
We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.