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Old 07-17-2021, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
My niece made tree decorations last year for employee gifts. She got blasted for assuming all celebrated Christmas..............
I thought of that after I made the suggestion.
It's unfortunate what happened for your niece, despite all the other parts that supported Christmas.

Correction ... I should have suggested a "holiday decoration" ... meaning it does not have to be a tree decoration or WHY. I have tree decorations that I hang from windows, cupboard door knobs etc. Too, many non-Christmas-cultures have moved to putting up trees, calling them celebration trees.

Anything snow is often a fall back in such situations. And usually safe!
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Old 07-17-2021, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
My niece made tree decorations last year for employee gifts. She got blasted for assuming all celebrated Christmas by several co workers. They came to the Christmas party with Christmas theme and she gave each attendee a handmade decoration, a fabric folded star. She wanted to do something special due to the pandemic atmosphere. Her supervisor told her to apologize for offending these employees. The company gave out Christmas stockings filled with items and the 'offended ones' didn't complain about those. She now has a new and better job. It's almost impossible to be nice anymore, only generic hello and how can I not offend you today?
That was being mean to your daughter, how sad that is what now happens for being nice. And I think those people are ungrateful snots, and for her supervisor telling her she needed to apologize, I would have said no, not going to apologize. I hope she finds nicer people at her new job.

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Old 07-17-2021, 01:55 PM
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Since it's the Friends of the Library group, how about some bookmarkers?
I found these DIY sites recently. If you don't like this style, there are tons of other tutorial/instructions for other type on the web.


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Old 07-17-2021, 02:05 PM
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Has soup bowl cozies been suggested? We love ours and assume everyone else would.
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:43 PM
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Maybe a fabric covered small notebook or holder for a tablet for in your purse? A bag holder for plastic bags, or a mini version for the car.
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:39 AM
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How about a book mark? Here is a link to a Heart book mark I posted on the QB .


Or a fast and simple book mark is shown in the photo below using a pinking shears or pinked rotary blade.
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Old 07-18-2021, 07:27 AM
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I think a book mark for each attendee would be a nice little gift to give. It doesn't have to be a holiday theme and then no one is offended.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:22 AM
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I do a lot of bowl cozies and pot holders. and Embroidery or quilted hand towels. They are always well received .
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Old 07-18-2021, 03:43 PM
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Zipper bags. You can make them in any size—-4”x6” is great for purse organizer bags, 12”x3” are good for colored pencils, etc.
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Old 07-20-2021, 04:12 AM
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Not sewing project but my Aunt gave me a set of 5 crocheted snowflakes with a longer hanging loop. They are starched & I pin them to my valances. I leave them up after Christmas & love looking at them. Each snowflake is different, of course.
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