Or does it need to be three to be an actual trend? Whatever the case, the past two gifts we made have involved faces. The first, for my mom’s birthday, a custom family-version of Old Maid:
This was an idea from the pages of Family Fun (which, and I know I say this waaaayyy too often, has had awesome ideas over the past year) so I really can’t take any credit for its marvelous-ness. But it was a ridiculously fun project to do and I highly suggest you tackle it for your family. Consider these steps:
- Choose great/entertaining/funny/possibly mortifying pictures of all family members from young to old (in this case we had 25).
- Think of appropriate Old-Maid-style names for all family members and utilize alliteration. These can be complimentary or slight digs. Examples from our deck include: Ticket-writing Tim (for our police officer brother-in-law), Liberal Lisa, Daring Diego and Kissable Kelsey.
- Choose a non-controversial and non-mean-spirited Old Maid. We chose our old chicken, Val. Choosing a real person to be the Old Maid is tempting, but not recommended.