“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
Just buying a gift to be buying one doesn’t make much sense. Real gifts come from the heart.
Today, gift giving has become so commercialized that it seems like many people just go through the motions when it comes to buying gifts, wrapping them up, shipping them off, and essentially getting people “crossed off their list.” But is that really any way to look at gifts? I (Sharon) personally don’t think so.
Gifts should ideally come from the heart. They don’t have to be expensive – or even have a price tag at all. For example, one special gift that you can give is your favorite tea cup to your granddaughter with a personalized, handwritten note inside. This gift is by far better than anything that is sold at the mall – and she will likely treasure it for years, passing it down to her own granddaughter in the future.
When you’re “stuck” for ideas of what to get the people on your gift list this year, don’t just go through the sale advertisements trying to get the best deal on an item that probably isn’t meaningful to them anyway. Rather, think about what it is that truly matters to each and every person on your list – and then create something personal.
These are the gifts that will be kept and cherished for many years to come – long after the store-bought items have been broken or lost. This year, who is on your gift list – and what is it that truly means something special that you can give to them?