Take the time…write a rhyme.
When you find yourself without an appropriate card to accompany a birthday, anniversary or any kind of gift, this is a suggestion to add individuality.
It all started when a friend, Alice, gave me a birthday present a long time ago…back in the 1960’s.
Although I don’t remember the gift, I never forgot the four-line, hand-written card that Alice included with my present, and with the changing of a word or two, over the years, I’ve made use of that rhyming verse more times than one.
I still have the little card as shown above.
It can be used with just about any gift you desire to give; even money, by changing the first line to read: This money itself may soon be spent.
Here are a few suggestions:
Handkerchief — I’m sending you these handkerchiefs,
I’m pretty sure you know
The plain ones are for use right now,
But, the fancy ones are for show.
Socks — Some people like good books to read,
Others might like good candy,
Socks, I know appeal to you,
I hope these come in handy.
Umbrella — I send a gift that’s rather strange,
Though you may lend or lose it,
Just try to “keep it close at hand,”
Some rainy day you’ll use it.
Dish — Please accept this gift from me,
It’s not an empty dish.
Look! It’s running over “to the brim”
With a sweet and kindly wish!
Sweater — I couldn’t think of nothing better,
Than a bright and pretty sweater;
With your cheeks all pink and rosy,
Feeling snug and Oh! so cozy.
Gold Chain — Here’s a chain of pleasant memories,
One glance, I hope you’ll see,
The brightness mirrored in the gold,
And link your thoughts to me.
An added suggestion when sending a book as a gift, just sign with these words…”I hope this book becomes your friend, especially true of this one I send.”
The list goes on and on and I hope yours will too.