We decided to work on our red envelopes this weekend, so they would be ready to mail on March 31.
I started out by checking at Staples, our only office supply store, for red envelopes. They didn't have any, and the checker said she had been asked by several people about them.
I asked her if she had heard of the Red Envelope Project and she hadn't, so I told on March 31, people all over our nation will be mailing red envelopes to President Barack Obama to represent the millions of babies that have been killed by abortion. (Click on the link for more information.)
Next, I checked Wal Mart for red envelopes and didn't have any luck there, either. As we were standing in the check out line, my mom suggested that we could make envelopes out of red wrapping paper. I stayed in line and she found a roll of red wrapping paper for under $3.
When we got home, I unstuck a plain envelope and used it as a pattern to trace around, and the kids got busy cutting those out.
We taped them up and used Kim's printable address link. MaddieLynn then had the idea to print out the message for the back using the same printable format.
This is what we ended up with. (Click to enlarge.)
Are you participating in the Red Envelope Project? If so, sign up below and link to a post on your own blog sharing what you are doing. Let's spread the word!