Having a baby is exciting and amazingly this little bundle brings people together... but it's a change. A change in the dynamic of the family. A change in the routine. And though an exciting and happy change sometimes tears will fall because we must all have a minute to mourn what was once familiar. Inside each tissue holder I put this quote:
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” - Edgar Allen Poe
I found this wonderful tutorial on Skip To My Lou's blog. These pocket tissue holder are extremely easy to make and in the directions she doesn't mention this step but it is evident in the photos that she does it...clip all the corners off at an angle before turning right side out. When you clip the corners it makes it easier to press and sew. These would make great stocking stuffers, I plan on making them as teacher gifts.