I picked up a plastic bag full of Christmas tags and some cards at a thrift store for 49 cents. I think it was stapled at the top, so that you couldn't really see all that was inside. The gift tags I could see looked like nice, useful tags for Christmas, and I spied just a peek of one other thing that looked really cool to me. So - it was probably worth the 49 cents, I figured.
When I got it home and opened it up - I saw the "thing' that had caught my eye was this lion package tag, below. But what I didn't know was that there were TWO different lions, and also three different OWLS!
They are fairly large and very sturdy, and I think from the late 60's or early 70's.
I LOVE them. I believe they may have been made by Counterpoint - one of my favorite companies because I have told you before that I was (and still am) a huge fan of their of their bright and colorful items:
I love them so much that I can NOT use them for their intended purpose.
One of the neatest things about them is that they were made to stand alone as a decoration after being presented with your gift - they are heavy cardboard with little fold-out stands on the back!
And there were also some nice, unopened packages of Hallmark gift tags, some pretty glittered tags, and some stickers that I plan to use on my Christmas card envelopes this year.
Forty-nine cents well-spent.
(P.S. Happy and loving wishes to my dear friend Debbie, who is celebrating her birthday today!! Love you, Deb!)