Cheap & Easy Homemade Clear Embossing Ink -- 1 tsp of petroleum jelly, Mix in 1/8 capful of vegetable oil. Then mix in 1/8 capful of alcohol to dilute. Mix together. It doesn't make a lot but it does make more than enough to rehydrate your ink pad. Use a cosmetic foam applicator to smear some on and then removed any extra. stamp, embossing powder and heat.
What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). Our family does this with two other families every year. The kids get to choose the recipients. This brings joy to the receiver and the giver! Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started.