That had me thinking about purchasing from my crafting friends instead of big box stores. I have friends who make amazing products, from handmade colorful dresses and fine jewelry, to beautifully painted shirts. My friends would appreciate home-canned goods that I can produce, either as a holiday gift or in exchange for one of their original creations. When sharing thoughtful gifts with my friends and family, the evolution of my gift-giving has come a long way. Instead of mall shopping, I can choose to give only locally made gifts created by myself, my children, or our friends. That is a gift from the heart.
|hand prints for Grandpa|