Four years ago I ran my first marathon. It was one of the most challenging and most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Nine months before that, my second set of twins were almost a year old, and I really wanted to get back in shape. My best friend asked me if I wanted to do a half marathon, and I actually laughed! I’ve always played sports, but pretty much had the mentality that there was no reason to run unless you were chasing a ball. :) I decided to take her up on it, and in ten weeks, I ran my first half marathon. Then the crazy idea to run a marathon became a reality just six months later. In nine months I went from running a couple of miles to running a full marathon, and while I’m not the fastest girl out there, I did discover what I can do when I make a goal and work hard. I absolutely know that I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, without my best friend (some of our long runs will forever be a part of my fondest memories), or without my closest friends cheering me on.
The day of the race, one of those wonderful friends gave us the cutest gift. I was feeling so nervous, and just that small and simple gesture gave me a boost that I so appreciated. Yes, it was kind of cheesy, but I loved it, and now when I want to cheer someone on, give them a little boost, and remind them that “you can do it”, this is a gift I love to give.
It’s so simple to put together, and SO adorable! Does someone you know have a big game, performance, concert, test, speech or other life event coming up? Give them a little extra boost to show your support with this free printable gift tag!
I like to use these containers of Crystal Light–either the Pink Lemonade or Lemonade–but you can also use any kind of lemonade or lemon drink. The old-fashioned bottles of lemonade are also super cute, if you can find them! I use a little piece of washi tape to attach a couple of cutey-cute paper straws to the side, and I just love it!
You could also do a lemon treat–like lemon cookies or lemon bars–and tie them up in a cute bag or box with the tag. How about lemon drops in a milk bottle or mason jar? Anything lemon would be adorable!
To use the tag: download the PDF file below, and print on to white card stock. Cut around the polka dots, punch a hole in the corner or top, and use ribbon or baker’s twine to tie it on to your lemonade. I also distressed the edges with Distress Ink (affiliate link), which is one of my favorite things–I use it all the time!
I also love these fun friendship tags! Show a friend or family member how much you love them!