I’ve been in transition for a long time when it comes to my day job. For 6 years I worked a full time day job while also doing consulting, running a photography business, and an Etsy shop. I lead a busy life but I’ve always liked it that way and it’s nice having multiple incomes while doing things you enjoy!
About 9 months ago my husband and I found out we were pregnant – yay! I knew I couldn’t do all the things listed above while also properly taking care of a baby. So, I planned my exit from my day job. At this point I was only working there part time (20 hours a week) in anticipation for this transition. The decision to leave wasn’t a hard one but I was leaving a lot of people who I enjoyed working with. I wanted to leave on a positive note and show my appreciation to these people for their friendships and support over the years.
So being the crafty baker that I am I decided to make them cookie packets. They included 3 of my favorite peanut butter cookies (I’ll have to blog the recipe at a later date) in a pretty package with ribbon and a fun tag. Here they are…
They aren’t anything crazy fancy nor did this project take a ton of time or money. However, my coworkers very much appreciated the gift and the gesture on my last day in the office.
So if you are leaving your job and want to do something nice for your coworkers feel free to use this idea. I’ve provided the tags as a free download in both .PSD (Photoshop) and .jpg formats. If you use the .jpg format you will have to write in your own name. If you use the .PSD version you should just be able to edit the text and write in your own name.
Here is what you need for the project:
- Cookies – 2 or 3 per bag will do
- Clear Cellophane Treat Bags
- Ribbon – I prefer cloth ribbon as it looks a little fancier but any will do
- Gift Tags – see above to download the tags I created or feel free to use your own
- Hole punch
Making the gift pack is simple. Start by cutting out your gift tags and punching a hole in the top left of the tag. Put 2-3 cookies in a bag and tie with a ribbon. When adding the ribbon also tie on the tag using the hole you punched in the top left corner. You can finish off your package by adding a bow with the ribbon. Then distribute to coworkers on your last day!