How do you feel about receiving a handmade gift? Do you love it? I certainly do. I know there are people out there who just aren't into it, but I think most people generally appreciate a little handmade gifting.
Under the best circumstances a handmade gift tells the recipient that you took the time to create for them a unique and (hopefully) thoughtful gift. Something that you knew they would treasure and appreciate.
My friend Sarah celebrated her birthday yesterday and I prepped a little birthday gift for her as I knew she would appreciate the handmade---it is definitely her style. Anyway, I thought I would share the project with you.
First I used this method to create her a spring themed coffee mug. I added a package of tea, she is a big tea drinker! If I had the proper resources I would have created my own tea, but alas I live in a small town with limited tea options. So, I grabbed her some tea that seemed new and interesting.
I also created a pair of earrings on a recent crafternoon. I chose colors and style that seemed right up her alley. I just hung the earrings on some card stock that I cut with zig zag scissors.
Next I wrote her a card, not just the simple "Happy Birthday, " but a card that would let her know that I truly celebrated her birth and valued her existence. That is what birthdays are for right?
I grabbed my stamps and printed her name and and stamped a little picture on both sides to personalize the bag. Finally I added a little tissue paper (saved from a gift I had previously received) and added all of the elements.
A simple handmade gift to let my friend know that she is loved and appreciated.
Do you give handmade gifts? What is your method of gifting?