Saturday, December 10, 2011
Home Crafted gifts
I had a lively discussion the other day with a close friend about home crafted gifts. She seems to think that hand made gifts are something that are given when you have little money and can't actually buy a gift. I was shocked! I have been making gifts for people I love for years and I certainly hope they didn't feel that way when I presented the gift to them!
The thought that hand made gifts are something that you do because you lack the finances to buy a gift is ridicules! First of all you have to purchase the supplies and then donate your time and energy to finish the project. I think when someone takes the time to make you a gift, whether it is needle work, sewing, or any other craft, it is a huge compliment. I know that person had me in mind when she planned the gift, and thought of me all during the process of making it. I know she stressed over the fact that it might not turn out perfect, and may have had to correct mistakes and start again at least once. It is a gift that is mine alone and no one has an item identical to it. Even if she made one for several friends, no two will be exactly alike! I believe a hand made gift is a gift that is totally made with love for the person that will receive it. I love hand made gifts, they are the best gifts of all!
Here are a few of my favorites!
All these gifts mean so very much to me, in my personal opinion, nothing is as great as a personal, hand made gift from someone you love. Don't get me wrong, I love those store bought gifts too! They contain a lot of thought and love also.
So if someone presents you with a hand made gift this year I hope you realize how much you mean to them, and remember how much love and thought went in to making the gift!