I love to see the reactions of the gifts that we give during Christmas. You know the feeling. You put so much thought, so much effort, so much consideration, and sometimes so much crafting into your gifts. Will they love them? Will they be disappointed?
I made several of the gifts that I gave this year. That is always nerve wracking for me. It is hard to not get your feelings hurt when the gift you worked so hard on is not loved as much by the recipient as it is by you. Happily, I can say that everyone loved my gifts and appreciate the hard work that was put in to those gifts.
My favorite gift this season was for my sister in law. I made her a beautiful family sign. I was worried though. She can buy anything that she wants. Money is no object. Would this be good enough? It was!!! She was thrilled. I think it is the best and most loved gift that I have given her over the last 16 years. She gushed and smiled and showed it off. I gushed and smiled and felt so wonderful inside. I spent exactly $1 on this gift.
Let me say that I know what the real meaning of Christmas is. We have all been given the greatest gift of all. A relationship with our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ who was born to set us all free from our sins. I know it isn’t about the gifts. That is exactly why I wanted each gift that I made to have a special meaning to the recipient. I wanted my gifts to convey the love that I feel for each person that received that gift. I think I was successful in that.
Here is the beautiful family sign that I made for my sister in law. She already has it hanging and each time she sees it, she will know how loved she is by our family.
I know that I would love to receive this as a gift. How about you?
I’m linking this up to Kimba’s DIY day~~go check it out!