I have discovered that I love being creative. I guess, in a way, this is kind of old news and I really should have noticed this a long time ago. The thing is, I was more creative when it came to music and songwriting more than anything else. Chords and melodies came easy to me and it was my escape for a very long time when I needed to get all my thoughts out.
Where has all the creativity gone in gift giving?
Nowadays, it’s been more about blogging and writing to get my creative juices going. I love waking up and wondering what today’s topic will be. Today, however, as I was out to buy a card for my friend’s daughter’s first birthday I realized that the cards just didn’t make any sense. Too many princesses and baby-ish decorations. I came to my senses and discovered that what I love most of all about cards is when there is something special and meaningful to it. A wonderful little note written inside can bring me to keep a card forever. So, I wanted to make one myself and make it more personal. I love this little girl and it doesn’t take very long to go that extra step and do a little something different. Yes, I know she is only one year old and surely won’t remember any of it, but I think everyone deserves a little something special in life. Why not start her off on the right foot!
Why don’t people try to personalize gifts a bit more?
Kaitlyn’s Homemade Birthday Card
I know, I know…a gift card isn’t a personal gift, but I was informed that she really needed clothes and I know for sure it would be useful and that her mother could buy her clothes that she needs and will fit. The xylophone, yes, a noisy toy. But, I loved that when I was a kid and she just loves music so I’m hoping it may keep that music in her.
Do you make your own cards and/or gifts?
See you tomorrow morning!