Nov 182015
 

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Special Delivery From the North Pole Printable Gift Tag

If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ve seen this photo before. If you’re new, meet my family.

my family at Taras wedding

In the photo, I am pictured with my bother, sister and my parents. The picture was taken the day that my sister got married (a little over two years ago) and it’s the most recent photo of the five of us together.

What you don’t know about this photo is that it took a lot of work to get my mom over to the spot where we took this photo.  At the time, you would never see her go anywhere without her cane, but as you can see in the photo above – she doesn’t have it.  It took two people holding her arms to help her walk to where she stood for the picture.

mom with cane

My mom hasn’t been well in a really, really long time. She’s a melanoma survivor (going on 4 years), she has a liver that practically doesn’t work anymore (she’s on the transplant list), she’s a diabetic, she’s anemic and on top of all that, she literally has no immune system. And that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

Because of the missing immune system, her diabetes and a few other things, she is constantly getting wounds on her that just don’t heal. She has really bad varicose veins on both legs which make her skin even more susceptible to skin irritations. Minor skin irritations turn into big ones and because these wounds take forever to show even the slightest amount of improvement, she is in and out of the hospital with constant infections. Not to mention, she is in pain all of the time.

Because things aren’t getting any easier for her, this is how she gets around most of the time now:

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She actually spent the majority of this past summer in the hospital because the wounds on her leg were so badly infected.  She’s back home with my dad now, but she literally hasn’t left the house since she was discharged from the hospital back in September.  Because she’s had such a rough time lately, I want to make sure Christmas is extra special for her this year.

Even though she’s home-bound all the time, she makes an effort to always look her best.  It gives her confidence and makes her feel good about herself.  In addition to always doing her hair & wearing makeup, she loves to wear perfume. I was over at Walgreens the other day and noticed this display filled with lots of perfume gift sets and I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to get one for my mom.

Walgreens Store Pics

My mom loves Beyoncé, so it was a no-brainer that I picked this set for her:

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There is just something about gifting someone you love a special fragrance.

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I know for a fact that my mom is going to love this.  I had a chance to smell the tester while I was in the store and it’s totally her style.

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And seriously, who doesn’t love Beyonce?

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I just know she is going to love it.  By why stop there? Why not dress up your gifts this Christmas with these printable gift tags:

Special Delivery From the North Pole Printable Gift Tag

They’re perfect for Christmas!

Santa Gift Tag Single

You can download it here.

If you need more than one, here are two on a page:

Santa Gift Tag Two to a PageDownload it here.

My mom is going to LOVE her new perfume gift set!

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Who are you buying something extra special for this holiday season?

  123 Responses to “Special Delivery From the North Pole Printable Gift Tag”

  1. Aw, what a perfect gift for your mom and definitely hope she is doing OK as I do know some of the story from being friends and following you here over the year. Wonderful gift tags, too 😉

  2. What a great gesture for your Mom! She knows she has a great support system from you and I’m sure that helps her more than you know! I love the gift tags! Those are perfect! I hope your Mom is feeling more like herself soon!

  3. Thank you for the free printables. It would surely make a gift extra special! Your mom would really enjoy that gift you chose for her. She is so lucky to have a daughter like you!

  4. What a neat idea that saves money and is more personable. From your descriptions of your mom she has an awesome daughter. I know she will love the gifts you give her.

  5. I’m sending prayers for your mom, and for you. I know how difficult it is to take care of a person who needs you to be the caregiver. May you be blessed this coming year.

  6. I haven’t thought about who I’m buying gifts for as yet but having a mom who was diabetic I know what your mom is going through. That was a sweet gift for her and I’m sure she’ll love it.

  7. Wow it sounds like your mom has been through a lot. She deserves lots of spoiling and it looks like you are on it! I am really close to my family too.

  8. Those tags are so cute! I’ve got to use these for my niece and nephew’s Christmas presents this year.

  9. Oh, I love these tags, thank you! I like to think that all the gifts I purchase are extra special…but I really love to take care with my hubby’s grandmother’s gifts. She is always SO excited to unwrap something from us – makes it really fun!

  10. I’ve worked in dermatology for years so when I hear melanoma SURVIVOR, it reminds me that we’re not the “joke” of the medical world. What a sweet thing to do for your mom. She’s lucky to have you.

  11. This post teaches that people are in scooters for many reasons. They may look healthy enough to walk but cant.

  12. You have a beautiful family. I’m sure your mom will love what you picked for her. I love the gift tag!

  13. My kids would love this. It’s a great idea.

  14. I’m sorry to hear about all your mom’s physical issues. That’s so sad!

  15. Your mom certainly sounds like a fighter! I bet she is going to love the gift you picked out for her. Love the gift tags, too.

  16. Those are so cute. I hope your mother has a great Christmas – you too, of course.

  17. Prayers for your mum is in order I hope that she will be ok. You are a strong woman and I love the gift ideas.

  18. I love that your mom still invests time in her appearance. It really does make us feel better when take a little time to look our best. I’m gald she is home for the holidays. The printables are cute. They will make her gift more special.

  19. The printable are very cute! I get most excited about shopping for my kiddos, it is bitter sweet though since Santa Claus gets all the credit!!

  20. Thinking of you and your family. I love these little gift sets and the printable makes it that much sweeter!

  21. I love the “For Elf Use Only” section. That is just too cute. I’m sorry your mom is having so many difficulties. I’m sure your gift of perfume will give her a smile

  22. Those tags are adorable! They would really add an element of anticipation to a gift. Give your mom a hug for me — she’s amazing!

  23. These printable tags are so cute! I’ve got to do this for my wrapping this year.

  24. Your mom will love that cologne. I am sure it will make her feel pretty special and loved.

  25. I love these tags. The are adorable, AND I don’t have to spend money on tags this year. yay!

  26. Love the printable gift tags – how cute! I’m sure your mom will love your gift to her this Christmas! What a thoughtful daughter you are 🙂

  27. the tags are an adorable & fun touch to add to gifts

  28. Love these printable for the kids I work with and the cologne is awesome for any mother.

  29. I think it is great that you are gifting your mom this set! I love trying new perfumes too!

  30. I absolutely love the printable! What a blessing you are to your mama!

  31. Love the printables, a great way to share holiday spirit with older generation:)

  32. Good to hear your mom is staying positive and finding aspects about life to focus on that are positive even under these terribly trying circumstances! Thanks for the printable tags – great way to share the holiday spirit, using this clever idea.

  33. That’s so sad about your mom. I’m sure she wishes she could get around better. Your thoughtfulness will surely be appreciated.

  34. I am so sorry to hear about your mum. How frightening. These gift tags are amzing on the other hand ! What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing x Kat I http://www.beautifullytravelled.com

  35. Those gift tags are SO adorable! I love that your mom is staying positive no matter what the circumstances!

  36. Your mom definitely deserves some spoiling this holiday season to lift spirits. That gift set and the labels are so awesome. That is sure to bring a smile to her face.

  37. I love the printable tags. Such a cute way to make the holidays a little extra special.

  38. Your mom is such a strong woman, truly admirable. No one would be able to say that she is going through tough times unless you tell people. I wish her well.

    BTW, thank you for sharing the printables. I will find a lot of use for it this holidays.

  39. Oh, I love the gift tags! They’re so fun!

  40. You mom is a strong woman considering all she has gone through. It’s tough when a loved one is ill. She deserves to be spoiled. I love the printable tags. I will have to use these this year.

  41. Oh i just love Christmas printables and this is a great one! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  42. I hope life gets better for her she seems like a sweet lady. I love the gift idea and the printable too!

  43. That printable is so awesome. Your mom seems like a great lady!

  44. That is an adorable tag. Your mom seems really great!

  45. Walgreens has a great selection of perfume. These sets would make a fantastic Christmas gift idea.

  46. It is great that your Mom still gets all dressed and done up for the day. Perfume sets make a great gift. I love these gift tags.

  47. Walgreens had a terrific selection of great gift ideas. These printable gift tags are perfect for the holiday season.

  48. I hope your mom feels well – she seems so strong and brave. I know it’s hard.
    And how awesome to give her an awesome gift set!

  49. I love this! I’m often thinking of your mom and hoping shes doing well. I am loving this printable too, I will be printing!

  50. These are adorable. I hope your mom is feeling better

  51. I am sorry you mom has struggled with her health so much! I bet she will love your gift and the cute printable!

  52. I hope your mom is feeling better soon, thanks for the printables !

  53. What a great gift for your mom! The tags are adorable!

  54. prayers of strength for all of you. As a caregiver I know how demanding it can be

  55. Those are so cute! My sister lives out of town! I’d love to add those on her gifts!

  56. Totally pinned these! They will be put to good use this holiday season!

  57. I hope your mom feels better soon. Chronic illness really sucks! I bet she’ll love her new perfume!

  58. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman!! What a great gift for her, and I love the gift tag as well.

  59. I love that you would do this for your mom. I’m sure she’ll enjoy them.

  60. I hope your mom feels better. Those gift cards are adorable

  61. What great printables! I love this idea of giving a gift set.

  62. This is the cutest. I’m working on my list now so I can use these printables

  63. This gift tag looks so neat. I love printable things such as this, especially holiday themed things.

  64. Lovely family and you did a wonderful thing with your gift choice! Hope you will have a great holiday!

  65. Robin I had no idea your mom was going through all of that. I will be thinking of her. I’m glad you were able to treat her and this was a great choice. <3

  66. That is an awesome printable! I hope your mom gets better soon!

  67. These printables are uber cute and are different from the usual Christmas card labels that I’ve seen. I am using them this Christmas 😀

  68. Gosh, I don’t know what to say – I feel for your Mom going through the list of medical issues she’s dealing with right now. Can’t even imagine, and I’m so happy to hear she’s a cancer survivor. My Father has had cancer for 10 years. But in January, they took him off chemo since he tried out “all the medicine” he could handle. I don’t get it… 🙁

  69. Those printables are really cute and a great way to dress up the gifts you pick out with care for your loved ones. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and your mom is feeling better.

  70. Sorry about your mom. Sounds like she is a very strong woman and a survivor! Send love and prayer and hope she is feeling better.

  71. I love those printables! It looks so nice and neat, and its cool because it is special deliver.

  72. I am on a tight budget this year so I am just sticking to buying for my family. These labels are cute.

  73. What a cute printables! It’s so cool. I’m totally in love with it.

  74. Omg those printables are perfect for my kiddos!! I am so sorry your mom is going through so much. She is so lucky to have a caring daughter like you.

  75. I love the tags it was really cute I be your mom was really love the cologne

  76. Look how adorable those are 🙂 I love them!

  77. Those tags are great! Love it! I hope your mother and your whole family have a great Christmas! You all deserve it!

  78. what a cute printable for gift giving! I bet your mom will love the perfume set

  79. You are such a caring daughter. It’s so nice that your mom still takes time to look great despite what she’s going through.

  80. These tags are a great idea forpeople who celebrate Christmas. They will make the gift seem a littl emore special.

  81. How cute are those tags! My kids would get a kick out of those!

  82. I hope your mom will be doing well especially on her daily activities. The gift would be perfect too since she likes Beyonce. She will be surprised especially on the printables. 🙂

  83. I am sorry to hear that your mom is not well. I think that family photo is fantastic and such a wonderful keepsake.

  84. So sorry to hear about your mom! I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  85. I’ll oray that your MOm will feel better soon. This is such a great gift idea.

  86. Those are the cutest holiday gift tags ever. What fun that those who celebrate Christmas can download these free from your site.

  87. I’ll keep your mom and family in my prayers. I love that she is smiling! That says a lot about her spirit. She’s going to love her gift set!

  88. Those are really cute gift tags. I have my husband, son, my family and my husband’s family to buy gifts this Christmas. Can’t wait to start shopping. 🙂

  89. Great printables and super cute! These make for an excellent tag on any gift this season! I dread the shopping part though.

  90. I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s health. I really hope she feels better this coming year and that she enjoys your gift. This post does make me miss my mom, she left us 5 years ago due to alzhemiers.

  91. Those are great printables! Sending prayers your way…

  92. Those gift tags are very cute. Hugs and prayers for your mom.

  93. This is super cute and I’m sorry to hear about your mom. You guys have beautiful family photos though 🙂

  94. What a great gift for your mom! I hope she’s doing better. I love those North Pole tags! So cute!!

  95. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. You should look into a product called Juice Plus+. It might help her. Those tags are cute. I like to use plain old brown paper wrapping, so I go overboard with tags and bows etc. thanks for the share.

  96. I can relate to health issues – so not fun! Great gift ideas to perk her up!

  97. These are super cute gift tags. I’m sure your mom will the the gift.

  98. These gift tags are really nice. I’m going to print some of them out for this Christmas.

  99. I like those gift tags. Although my son is past the Santa Clause stage

  100. Your sister looks a lot like you and your mom. Your brother looks more like your dad. I’m so sorry to hear that your mom has been going through all of this. It must hard on her. I’m sure your gift will cheer her up.

  101. I love that printable gift tag. I will printing up a few of those for stocking stuffers this year.

  102. My FIL was in the same condition as your mother and it’s really challenging. I love that your mom invests in her appearance because I do think it makes you feel better.

  103. Those tags are such a cute idea! I’ll have to try that for my grandchildren! 🙂

  104. I’m so sorry about your mom’s health challenges. That has to be so tough. You’re a good daughter!

  105. These gift tags are cute and colorful! Thanks for sharing your family pic

  106. That is a nice gift. I bet she’s going to love it too. 🙂

  107. Well, that’s a very nice gift you have there for your mom. I think she’ll love that! Also, thanks for sharing the very cute Christmas tag. That’s so awesome!

  108. Praying for your mom and her health. You are such a nice daughter.

  109. Love that printable! I gifted my neighbor another Beyonce scent

  110. What a cute tag!! Definitely using that this season, thanks!

  111. That’s so funny it was my mom who turned me on to Pulse! I’m a big fan of Dolce&Gabana Light Blue. Praying that your mom gets her new liver soon, back in College I had a friend on the list too.

  112. I’ve never smelled a Beyonce perfume, but I bet your Mom will appreciate the gesture. I hope she is able to recover and get a transplant so that she can become more mobile.

  113. I’ve not smelled the Beyonce perfume before, but it looks like a really nice set to get someone. I’m sure that your mom will be thankful for the gift. I hope she recovers soon and is able to get a new liver soon.

  114. Some great photos of your Mom, tough to see loved ones in pain and struggling but she is a beautiful woman and I bet that perfume would brighten her day. Reminding her how amazing she is! Plus everyone loves surprises.

  115. I am sorry to hear your mom has not been well. That is so tough. She is blessed to have such a thoughtful daughter. I bet she really loved that gift set.

  116. This is such a cute printable! I’m sorry for your mother’s health decline, but I hope you all enjoy this holiday season!

  117. the gift tags are super cute! totally printing them for my kids!