The holidays are upon us and gifts and shopping are probably on everyone’s minds. But don’t despair if you can bake, cook, create items from the Dollar Tree and things laying around the house you are on your way to creating a gift from the heart. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that store bought items are “cheap” or “not thoughtful”. It is just, for me personally, when someone gives me a gift from the heart and that was made with their own hands, it is more memorable. This loved one or friend took time out of their day to create a gift for me. To me that is something special and not something that you forget easily.
Plants you grow yourself can be an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift. A small colorful plant is probably best and can be placed in a pretty container with a ribbon. Include a note on how to care for the plant. If you don’t have a green thumb, silk flowers would be appropriate and can look almost real.
Calendars can be made from photos taken throughout the year. These are easy and fairly inexpensive to make online. You make it more personal by adding special dates and names such as birthdays and anniversaries. This is a gift that gives all year.