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Heartfelt Christmas gifts are fairly hard to do if you’re not the ‘creative type.’ If you don’t like to sew, bake, knit or scrapbook, there’s still always another option that is handmade and heartfelt, and not to worry – they don’t cost that much, just a little bit of your time. Time taken to create a gift for someone you love is at the base of why it is so appreciated.
The fact that you can take a few hours to hand draw a picture of your nephew for your mother, or hand knit a pair of gloves, or put together the ingredients for your famous Cowboy Cookies for your daughter who lives on the other side of the country and misses them now that she’s in college, make these gifts the most loved – surprisingly even more so than a big screen TV, an iPhone, or even a top you purchased. Aim to make by hand at least three gifts this year, to make it easier on your wallet, to have more pride in your gifts, and to connect more deeply with the loved one that will receive it.