I saw this idea on pinterest, but THIS one was my favorite (though the link goes no where), mostly because of the little saying at the bottom: “what a difference a day makes”. It makes such a simple, but meaningful gift I think. All I had to do was ask those receiving one for their special dates…if the print is for a younger couple it can be even more specific, like the day they first met, first kiss, etc.
So last week I whipped these up in Microsoft Word. I changed the page size to 8x10 so that the words would be centered and also not too close to the sides. I also changed the margins to narrow, and put a small black border around it.
It took me a while with the first one, getting the lines evened up and the font sizing right. But once I had one finished, the others were really easy. I made sure to save each family’s separately in case anything was wrong or a child is added in the future.
To make the lines perfectly even, I made a vertical line to line up all the horizontal lines on either side, then deleted it after making sure.
I also did the same with lining up the vertical lines on either side of the event words, so one side wasn’t slightly higher than the others.
Once printed, I cut them down to 8x10, stuck them in frames, and they were all finished.
Here are the fonts I used:
Dates: Lullaby, font size 70
Event: Lobster 2, font size 16
Quote at bottom: Traveling Typewriter, font size 16 (with Lobster 2 for the word ‘day’ in font size 18)
Since I had 6 dates for each print, that made it even easier because I could use the same size font for each one. Score!
I hope they like them!
I am scrambling getting some last minute gifts finished up. It’s not like Christmas is a big surprise every year, but yet, I’m still a procrastinator every year. But as long as I’m having fun, it’s ok, right?!