This is another Sunshine Committee pick-me-up gift. It all started when I saw these packs of coasters in Michaels craft store. I couldn’t resist the price – 30 cents for a pack of eight. Visions of Christmas mini-albums danced in my head. I bought all they had.
I convinced one of my fellow Sunshine Committee members that we had to cover both sides of each coaster with Christmas scrapbook paper, and so it began. We decided five pages would be a good number for each book, times 64 people = 320 coasters!! It was a good project to occupy my time while watching TV in the evenings.
When all the coasters were covered, it was time to make the books. We had a week off for Thanksgiving so I brought them all home and got to work. I started by sorting all the coasters by color and separating them into groups of five, and then started decorating and assembling. It was slow going at first, but once I got into production-line mode it went a little faster. I used my Cricut to cut out lots of snowflakes and other shapes; printed some clipart; dug out my Christmas stickers . . . It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, too. Each album is unique.