If you dread gift giving more than eating a handful of freshly clumped kitty litter, then please consider seeking professional treatment as the consumption of feline urinal cakes may indicate an underlying issue such as ADHD, gluten intolerance, or other serious form of craniorectal inversion.
All melodrama aside, chances are your recipient is generally not the problem... unless of course we’re talking about toddlers, brides to be, your idiot boss, or any other fascist opponent to common decency and moral fortitude. If such is your burden, then to you I offer my sincere condolences.
However, for the folks you genuinely enjoy shopping for, here’s a simple DIY project that will not only increase the meaningfulness of your future gifting, but also save you some loot in the long run.
To get started, you’ll need a printer and a few inexpensive items you can pick up at the office supply store...
-Download the “Getting to Know You” PDF and set up your document to print on both sides of your 8.5” x 11” card stock (i.e. Page 1 will print on the front of your page, and Page 2 will print on the back.) Each page yields four 5.5”H x 4.25”W cards.
- Next, download the “Robot Kid” and/or “Vintage Gentleman” PDF and follow the above directions for printing on card stock. Each page yields eight 5.5”H x 4.25”W cards.
* When you click on the link, the PDF should open in a new browser tab. Go to > File > Print and select your preferred print. For double sided printing, refer to printer manufacturer instuctions.
Using a paper trimmer or straight edge and Exacto knife, cut out your cards along the light grey dotted lines. There will be four “Getting to Know You” cards per page, and eight "Robot Kid/Vintage Gentleman” cards per page.
For each person/family on your gift giving list, send out a “Getting to Know You” card and however many Kid Robot/Vintage Gentelman cards you need filled out. To make it extra easy on your recipients, include a 5.5” x 4.25” self addressed stamped envelope so they can mail back your cheat sheets without an additional trip to the post office.