Indulge me in one more gift-giving post... and then I'm going to give you the scoop on some writing- related activities we've been doing around here lately.
Speaking of writing, our present for my sister Megan (or Mega as Jack calls her) was a blank leather journal that we embellished with inspiring quotes about writing (journal courtesy of the always-inspiring Anthropologie) using journal tags (kind of like these, but with a slightly different design).
We inserted the tags so they stuck out a little past the page, so they could be easily flipped through all at once, if she ever needs a mega-dose of inspiration.
I wrote the words (and read them aloud),
and Jack glue-sticked them to the pages.
All the quotes pretty much speak for themselves; encouraging words for an up-and-coming young adult finding her wings. Just a little place to stash her deep thoughts and a way for a (pushy?) big sister to say: wherever you go, whatever you do, I hope you write.
I'm not a scrapbooker, so there might have been an even more creative way to embellish this journal that I didn't think of. And I'm sure the idea could be expanded to other areas of interest, to make a gardener's journal, a travel log, or a book for a cook.
Whichever kind of book you make, if it inspires someone you are fond of to put pen to paper, then, in my book, it's just right.
If anyone tries this (or has any other ideas on a simple way to structure an inspiration book like this) please share it here!