yw birthday packet!

Hey y’all! It’s almost the new year, at least mentally for me as I prepare all these freebies, blog posts, and products for 2020 events and themes! I just finished this amazing birthday printable packet, and I’ve moved straight on to the Teach the Theme packet. It’s been nice to take a short break as I tackle all these projects to share what I’ve created!
First of all, I just want to say, if you’re terrible at something, never lose hope!! A year ago, for my blog’s 1st birthday, I decided I was going to make birthday cards to celebrate. Appropriate, right? And they would be hand-lettered of course. They would skyrocket my blog to fame, everyone would love them, and it would be great.
My older self doesn’t want to strangle my younger self anymore, but I definitely did cringe and end up deleting those terrible birthday cards from the blog. So embarrassing!

Ewie! Lol. I seriously want to take these off the face of the earth, but no. We choose to learn from our mistakes!!

I was mortified I had shared such bad work - and been proud of it too! As demonstrated by my compositions at the time, I was pretty bad at hand lettering, mediocre if we were being generous. I looked pretty stupid every time I took out my pen and did the dramatic swoops and swathes with the pen that got me those results! So what did I do? I kept on doing it, embarrassing myself, repeatedly practicing what I was genuinely bad at until suddenly I was proud of my results. Now I can confidently sell
these hand-lettered birthday cards & gift tags, which turned out beautifully.

Now this I approve of sharing!!

These birthday cards are a big part of the packet - there are 3 ones to choose from, each with a different design & message. They’re hand-lettered, and include cute hand-lettered illustrations!
And then there are the gifts! I thought it would be important for there to be a YW packet out there with ideas for things young women actually want. I’ve rounded up 3 ideas that I think would be supercute.

1. Scrunchies - I think you can catch that these are pretty popular, right? They are great to have around for when you need to pull your hair back, to accentuate a hairstyle, and as an accessory for the wrist. Even if you have some young women who don’t have long enough hair to use a scrunchie, this gift won’t exclude anyone — wearing a scrunchie on the wrist is just as popular as wearing them in your hair. The gift tag going with this one says, “Scrunchies make everything better. We hope you have the best birthday ever.” Cute cute, right?!

2. eos - these are so great for gifts and super popular. They just come in the cutest colors and are so handy to just have to untwist and put chapstick on with. Then, once all the lip balm is gone from the eos, there are SO many adorable ways to be earth-friendly and reuse your eos container. I’ve seen them be turned into succulent pots, pencil sharpeners, candles, deodorant sticks, and even just refilled with more lip balm. Eos lip balms are just supercute and a great choice all around. I created a card that has the eos popping out on a cute 3D style. It’s soooo cute and definitely a good yw birthday gift idea.

3.Finally, the “hands down” card is very versatile and works great for nail polish, lotion, hand sanitizer, soap (although that would be weird to give to a young women lol) my point is that it can go with a a lot of things! I originally made it to go with a PocketBac hand sanitizer, because ain’t nobody got time for painting their nails when they’re in high school and seminary and clubs and classes, but lotion and other things could go with this, and the tag makes it so that you can gift whatever item you want!
And of course I have a ziploc bag topper, and that rounds out this cute little packet. It is printer friendly, with soft, muted jewel tone colors, and your young women will love to get these cute birthday gifts as you celebrate them this year!

Check out this packet here, on my shop!

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