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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Handmade Gifts from the heart

What is your preference when receiving gifts? Would you like to receive handmade gifts? Or would you prefer store bought ones?

There are a few friends I know who would definitely appreciate and treasure handmade gifts but I'm not sure about the rest. Would they consider handmade gifts 'cheap' because there is no price tag or brand on it?

That is my challenge when it comes to gift giving.

As crafters, we will most often than not, create gifts for our friends or loved ones. We spend time thinking on what to create, what colours and materials to use and then start creating. Handmade gifts are gifts made with love and a lot of heart. They should be appreciated more than store bought ones, don't you think? :P



Shirl said...

Personally I prefer handmade gifts! But for my close friends, I'll usually ask if they have a wish list, and get what they want instead. That takes away the surprise, but at least the gift is not wasted :) My family members are always the lucky one to get all my handmade stuff!

Kim C said...

I know exactly what you mean. I feel that way too. I just think that people in Asia (of course not everyone) have not yet caught on to how much a handmade gift is worth. Firstly, it's not cheap as we all know that the products used aren't cheap! Anyhow, I'm trying to spread handmade cheer around to friends and family. Hahaha..

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Evelin, you would have guess correctly my answer to your question ~ handmade all the way! I do know exactly what you mean especially here in our community where most peepz are always looking towards that direction of brand and price tags. It does take a long while and sometimes never for peepz to really appreciate handmade gifts. Handmade gifts to me are priceless...the effort, the details and the time in creating them always put a smile on my face. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!