Little ones learn the art of homemade gifts from a very early age. Fingerprint snowmen and peanut butter pinecone birdfeeders are de rigueur for grade school classrooms during the holidays. Even though many of the same school crafts have been in rotation since I was in kindergarten, I’m still filled with surprise and delight every single time I get to open one of these special creations. And I love catching glimpses of what other people receive from the children in their lives.
Homemade gifts have intrinsic value because of the thought, time, and love that goes into them. They take planning and execution. You can’t buy them in a store, and that is precisely the point.
You don’t have to be part of the preschool set to make something meaningful by hand. I was thrilled this Christmas to open a stunning ornament my mom made out of Pop-Arty beads. It’s beautiful and thoughtful and just right—the perfect memento from this year of my life.
The holidays have come and gone, but it’s not too late to gift your loved ones with something special. Here at Team B. we believe there’s reason to celebrate every day of the week. (Happy Monday! Happy Tuesday! Happy…you get the point :))
Our online quote maker makes it easy to share an invaluable gift—the wisdom of children. You can make beautiful art out of the insightful, wise, or just plain silly words of your wee one. Then it’s easy to share with relatives, friends, teachers, and even the mailman via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Better yet, print it out and make a card (glitter and puffy paint strongly recommended) to mail to a lucky recipient—or three.
Sending my very B.est wishes for a joyous and love-filled 2012!