Sunday, October 24, 2010

Great Fall Gift Idea for Neighbors

One of the things I miss about living in a house is the consistency of neighbors. Apartment living, at least in our area, can be very transitional. You may have neighbors for a couple of years, but they move out and new ones are on the way! It makes it harder to get to know those who share your walls. So as a way to connect and break down the barriers, we like to leave little seasonal "Thinking of You" gifts on our neighbors' doorsteps. For the fall season small pumpkins make an appearance. They can be used for Halloween and then flow right into Thanksgiving...frugal, and versatile all in one (:

We purchased the pumpkins this year from my church's yearly pumpkin patch (the money goes to support missions) and they only cost $.75 if I remember correctly....a frugal gift that keeps on giving. To create the cards I simply found a design online that felt like fall, added "Tis the Season..." on the front of the cards and included a little message on the inside, then printed them out on cardstock.

The cards were simply tied onto the pumpkins with coordinating ribbon and voilĂ ! Instant cute (: They also make wonderful place card holders that add tablescape interest during times of celebration and can be something for your guests to take home to remember the event.

So if you're looking for ways to reach out to neighbors and aren't quite sure what to do...leave a little "Thinking of You" gift and see what doors it will open (:



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23 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Stopping by from Show and Tell Saturday ... what a great idea! I am always looking for ideas as little gifts for our neighbors and this is perfect!

    Alicia
    www.kramercottageschool.blogspot.com

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  3. This is a wonderful idea! I too live in an apt and this would be a great ice breaker or just a reminder. I'm moving next week so might try this during the holidays as a "hello" to new neighbors.

    I'm your newest follower. Stop by and say hi when you can. Hope you're having a blessed weekend!

    Pat

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  4. What a wonderful idea. Simple but oh so thoughtful. I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. What A great idea and so thoughtful. I'm sure these put a smile on your neighbors faces! My little granddaughters would love to do this for their neighbors.I would be so happy if you were to stop my blog.Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I agree - great idea and very thoughtful! Love your blog - I'm a follower! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. What a nice neighbor you are! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Great Idea. Would love for you to be my neighbor. :) It would put a smile on my face to get one. Very thoughtful.

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  9. Hi,

    What a cute and easy idea with so much charm. Very cleaver. Thank you for visiting me.(-:

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  10. Love this! I live in a town home (11 of them in a row) with a neighbor on each side. I am going to use you as inspiration.

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  11. What a warm idea for your friends and neighbors. People like to connect, but sometimes just too shy to do it. It just takes one person to show a sence of community and who knows what will happen. Good job. Thank you for stopping by Nanniepannie's and for becoming a follower. Stop by often.

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  12. well isn't this a cute idea! i know it's hard to meet neighbours sometimes. we've lived in basement suites the past few years and neighbours hardly even notice us as our entrance is round the back of the house. sad face.

    http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  13. Your little pumpkins with cards are so cute! I would love to have a neighbor like you :)

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  14. This is so sweet and I'd sure love to get one! Wonderful idea...xo
    Thank you for linking to All Things Merry & Brite! The linky will be open till Sunday if you have any more warm and wonderful inspirations!
    Please come back next Wednesday!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  15. This is such a classy idea!!!
    Perfect!
    =)

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  16. Wish I would have seen this at the beginning of fall, we grew mini and large pumpkins. Great Idea! But saved it my next year file. Thank you so much for joining my blog! New Follower to you as well. See you soon!
    Blessings,
    Denise

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  17. Very sweet idea! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  18. What a sweet idea. They look adorble.

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