Kelly ordered some books that were shipped from the United Kingdom for his team of engineers and it was rather expensive (more than $500) to get a dozen of these technical textbooks. Luckily, the company reimbursed him. He has a meeting scheduled (right now) and asked me if I could make a little card and put a bow on them before he gave one to everyone. He's never asked me to do anything like that, so I was actually excited that he did. Here's what I came up with. I asked him if he would mind if I also made cupcakes for their meeting, and he was happy about that, so I whipped up a dozen moist chocolate ones with cream cheese frosting and festive sprinkles.
I opened up the books and have no idea how anyone could make it through the first page, let alone the whole book. It's all GREEK to me. Let's hope that at least some of the engineers might be happy to see his or her name on the little card, handmade for them. One guy was going out of town and demanded a copy of the book when he found out Kelly had ordered them. Kelly told him that he wanted to wait to present the books at the meeting, and put a little bow on them. The guy said "just give me the *%$@ book." Hopefully the rest of them are slightly more appreciative.
It will be interesting to talk to Kelly when he gets home to let me know how they liked the special touch I added, rather than if he would have just shown up with the brown shipping box with bubble wrap, and passed out a boring book to each of them. I'll keep you posted in the comments when I find out how they were received.