My little brother is the artistic one of the three McCord siblings. The other two of us... not so much. I'm not an arty person in slightest unless it comes to food in some ways. My brother Brandon, however, can wield an pencil, lump of clay, or brush and do wonders with it.
However, this year he did something amazing for me. He went through the entire blog and combed out the best pictures I had ever taken. Afterwards he had them printed in matte with borders, a normally expensive process but he was able to call in favors. He then picked up a basic stationary set and adhered the photos to them and stamped the back with a "VG" (for Vanilla Garlic).
The result? Unique, one-of-a-kind stationary that uses my own art. Over 200 of them with the envelopes ready to be used for whatever reason.It is amazing to say the least, and really moved me. Furthermore, my brother said he got to know me better after combing through the last 2 1/2 years of postings. It was really quite touching the amount of time and effort he put into it. The end result is simply awesome in the full sense of the word.
That's right. Be jealous.