I hope you are having a good week? It’s hard to believe that May Half Term is upon us and the schools have been shut for 9 weeks now! I know it’s cliched but where has the time gone? I can confirm we are well and truly ready for a break in routine and to do things a little bit differently this week.
I’m sure we all know someone who is putting their heart and soul into helping others during this time. Since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived here in the UK, the NHS staff, teachers and essential key workers have done such an amazing job and are still continuing to do so and for that I am truly grateful.
If you are looking for something to do at home this May half term, why not thank one of your heroes by making them something special? Ideas include a scrapbook, a personalised card or a piece of unique artwork to show your appreciation. You could get the children involved too and make it a family activity. Goodness knows we need all the help we can get to come up with ideas for things to do as we go into Week 10 of lockdown!
Design Bundles have lots of options for this, including some super templates for scrapbooking. We have used a scrapbook on and off for years – mainly using polaroid photos taken with our FujiFilm Instax camera and sticking them in our scrapbook with a little description of what’s taking place in the photo. We also like to add in things like tickets, maps and anything that reminds us of that time.
You could make a scrapbook explaining why the recipient is so special to you. Maybe some memories of things you have done together along with some photos of you together too as well as lots of inspirational quotes and images and messages from you and your family?
Also available on Design Bundles, you could consider using svg cuts which can be scaled to lots of different sizes and used on many different materials including felt and cotton. A crafter’s dream! You could get a personalised t-shirt made up for your favourite hero too or maybe a tote bag which they could take to work with them?
Other ideas could be to make up a little hamper of goodies for that special person too or you could do something practical like cooking some homemade meals for them to keep in their freezer or a sweet treat too? It could be fuel to keep them going as these uncertain times continue…
Whatever you decide to do, I think that little gestures like this can really boost a person’s morale – both for the recipient of the gift and for the giver too!
I hope you have a fun and relaxing (if you’re lucky) half term with a welcome break from home schooling no doubt! We will definitely enjoy some of the walks on offer around Tunbridge Wells as well as a few bike rides too in between lots of activities at home…
This is a collaborative post.