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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's the thought that counts?
.... right


To follow along with Jill's awesome idea to just send good mail to someone for no other reason than it is Wednesday, I did just that.

I was going through the new Williams Sonoma Catalog today and saw the cutest thing that was titled the same name as someones blog and I thought, "Oh I should send that to her" then, I turned the page and thought "oh my friend would love this", and "oh this is so Michelle", "I wonder if my sister-in-law has this" I was now seriously $625 in the hole from what I could send everyone and how could i do this considering my sister in laws birthday gift is sitting her saying, send me, send me (it is a week late)

So I came up with the idea of

"It's the thought that counts, gift giving"

I cut out each item that I wanted to send them, wrapped in cute paper and ribbon to match the cute stationery Jill gave me for my birthday and then wrote them a letter, telling them why I wanted to buy this for them.

So I hope the theory holds true that it is the thought that counts.
... and my husband thinks I don't know how to save money, HA! I just save us $625 today!


28 comments:

Hannah said...

I love this idea. You are out of control Kristi!

Amanda :-) said...

You're mad, Kristi! That's funny!

I sent a friend a sample of foundation from a magazine once, when I had no money and it was her birthday. LOL. Well, it's better than nothing, isn't it?! I'd have been glad of it anyway...

Love that wrapping. I don't think I could just 'give away' gorgeous ribbon like you do with your wrapping. I'd be a bit over-precious of it and just give people little snippy bits of it. You're v.generous with that ribbon.

Kristi Brooke said...

amanda :-,
keep in mind i buy ribbon for thirty cents for 50 yards! my wonderful ribbon outlet.
don't get the wrong idea about me, i can be stingy too!

Anne said...

You are definitely out of control. I love it!!

Amanda said...

Very cute, Kristi. I definitely think its the thought that counts, so long as it isn't my birthday or something :) Just kidding.

lelly said...

sweet idea!

rebecca said...

Kristi - I love this gesture, thinking of someone, as we all do everyday, but then going through the step to actually write them a note and let them know... so beautiful.
My daughter gave my brother-in-law a magazine pic of the truck she wanted to buy him for his b-day this year - he loved it!

Amber said...

All right: darling site and a DARLING idea!

Jill said...

This is an absolutely brilliant idea! There's no way we can afford to buy and send all the things we see that remind us of someone, but it's truly thoughtful to let them know you wish you could and that you were thinking of them. I love it!!

Laurie said...

That really is a cute idea. Oh if we could buy all the things we want to give people!

Don't you just love the cute things Williams Sonoma has in the spring? Love it.

Michelle A. said...

Great idea! Love the packaging too! Very clever! The recipients will really love your thoughtfulness!

Liz said...

Kristi, you are too cute! I love this idea, especially because there are lots of things I wish I could give to people but I just couldn't possibly afford to do it all. Thanks for a great idea!

melanie said...

You are so sweet Kristi! I love your big heart. We could all be a little more like Kristi Brooke, it IS the thought that counts. You will make someone's day for sure! Love it all, the ribbon, the paper and the card!

Heather said...

A wonderful idea! The wrapping and card make it that more special. It is the thought that counts!

Angie said...

Love the idea Kristi. Cute ribbon and stationary! I need to join the just because it's Wednesday club!

Jenny Dahl said...

I'm totally buying into this idea. Finally a way to give people a glimpse of what you'd like to buy if only money wasn't an issue. My heart is huge, its only the pocketbook that is too small. I'd say you really know how to save money and you still get the credit of a good gift!

Bridget said...

Great idea! I love sending cards to people for no reason. You will make their day brighter!

Kelly A. said...

Great idea! It is always nice to know you are thought of, and who doesn't love mail with any kind of present inside!

Price Cream Parlor said...

So clever! I love the idea behind the THOUGHT THAT COUNTS! My new phrase will be "oh, that's totally Kristi!" I think you are a creative wonder! I am sure the recipients of your GOOD MAIL will feel just the same!

Barb said...

This is why I check in with you! (at least one reason) I am so doing this. Thanks for yet another brilliant idea.

Amy W. said...

hee, hee too funny! If only that would work for me when see ton o stuff I want to order for myself.

pam said...

Your are so inventive. I love your idea and yes I think it is the thought that counts.

Melinda said...

That is a really cute idea. I always do that, go througth a catalog and think oh that is so cute for so and so. Great wednesday idea.

I can't beleive how well you score at your stores. It is amazing to see you finds and I am so jelous we don't have anything like that to shop at!

Jenmomof4 said...

That is so funny!!!I read your blog last night and tried to comment but my computer was running so slooooowwww. Anyhoo, I loved all of your monogrammed stuff and the Pink Christmas..I want in on that whenever you do that again. I love swaps and making things. Thanks for commenting on my burp cloths. What type of machine do you have...I have a very old Bernina but want a new one that I can do the cute mono that you have. Sorry so long. Jen

Amy said...

Kristi, Kristi, Kristi! Could you honestly be any cuter. I love it.

Stephanie said...

You are so cute. I love the Wednesday idea. Lelly is self-portrait Tuesday and you are "just because it's Wednesday." Cute thoughts that you sent off. Love it!!

Kristi Brooke said...

i can no credit for just because wednesday, it is all jill.

michelle said...

Brilliant. I am always seeing things I wish I could buy for people, and that's usually where it ends. You are out of control, girl, and I love it!