In August, I came across this craft on Etsy. It’s a book called “How to Pray for Your Sailor.” Essentially, each prayer or verse is on a 4×6 card and is laminated and spiral bound. It’s made to be durable and portable. …And it’s $18.Yes. Eighteen. Dollars.My first thought when I saw the book? “Wow, that’s super cool!” And when I saw the price? “Yeesh. I can do that myself.”
And I did! And so can you!
Cost: $2ish without shipping , $4ish with First Class shipping
(Even if you have no materials at home, it won’t cost you more than $5!)
- a 4×6 photo book
- colored cardstock
The photo books I found at Wal-Mart were $1 and came with removable cards for the front and back covers. I decorated both. The front you see here, and the back is in the below photo collage.
I cut each card to 4×6 and then added either a favorite Bible verse, a happy thought, something super mushy and romantic, a promise for when he comes home, or a photo that I know John doesn’t have a hard copy of in Afghanistan. I slid two cards into each photo sleeve (one facing forward, one facing backward) so each page was double-sided.
If you throw it in a 5×7 envelope, it should ship First Class at no more than $2. I put this in the 100 Days Box, but I have another photo book that I’m going to gussy up and send John’s way… sometime in the future.
Et voila! You have a really personal, cute book and you just saved $16. That’s $16 for a manicure… or 4 boxes of Oreos… or shipping for a large Priority Mail box… or… !