I was just telling my husband it's lucky I married his family. I wouldn't know what to do with my crafty self around Christmas time otherwise... my family isn't as into Christmas. Of course, in typical Belinda fashion, nothing was done beforehand despite the best of intentions. Oh well. Sometimes it's ok to let a few things slide... that's what I learned this Christmas.
For those people who travel during Christmastime, sometimes it's just easier to give a check or a gift card. Especially with those pesky luggage fees... but no one said that you can't make your packaging super adorable. Claire to the rescue! ;-)
stocking shaped gift card holder template on the Waltzingmouse Stamps site for your use. I *adore* it and I hadn't had a chance to make anything with it yet, so when I realized at the last minute that I didn't have anything for S, I realized this would be perfect.
I used the Compliments of the Season set for the sentiment on the outside and the inside. The ribbon slides off and it's what is holding the the top down. You could use magnets or something instead, but I like the ribbon trick. I included a pic of the inside but my husband hasn't written the check yet, so it's empty right now.