Sunday, December 09, 2007

Keeping it simple


My gifts this year are all handmade. It's given me a lot of satisfaction and joy. Come tomorrow, I'll be packing and mailing.
Gifting is a matter of the heart, not an obligation or a trade.

10 comments:

  1. Handmade is the best. When I was in London, I was struck by the excess everywhere; the really unnecessary (and unattractive) things they're trying to tout and it made me sad. Much too much commercialisation of a holy holiday.

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  2. I love it "Gifting is a matter of the heart, not an obligation or a trade". I am with you all the way. I love to give gifts, sometimes for not reason... besides who needs a reason a smile is the only happiness I need.

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  3. Why I don't come here every day is beyond me. You inspire me so in every way: artistically, spiritually, mentally and physically (I should really be walking again!). I need to make a point of coming here even if I don't have time to "blog." It's important. Thank you for all that you share.

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  4. Handmade is always best! Anything that you make will be greatly appreciated by the recipients! Yes!! Your work is bee U tiful!!!I am making Christmas ornaments for all my friends this year.

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  5. There is nothing as wonderful as a gift from your own two hands, handmade rules!! You are just wonderful :)

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  6. That's the spirit...! :)

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  7. yes, you are right about gift giving. Sometimes, we all get caught up in the 'must do's' of the silly season and that takes all the joy out of it.

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  8. oh and also.. I get caught up in feeling 'guilty' if I receive a gift or a card from someone and haven't reciprocated.. that is something I must let go of.

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  9. Howw wonderful to have handcrafted all of your gifts this year. I love this idea. I make some (not all) of my gifts and not only is it fun to make them, but also fun to give them!

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  10. I am sure that your friends loved the presents you sent to them Colette. I wish you all the very best, now and always.

    Dotee

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate each and every one of you.