Kim is not the only one who is getting the fidgety-twitches as the holidays are approaching. I spent a good hour or more this week compiling a big list of gift ideas for our friends and family for Christmas.
A post by Elizabeth of Simple Simon and Company got me thinking. She asked why we sew. For me, homemade gifts are not so much about the gift itself, although I try to make something beautiful and useful that will be enjoyed. While I am making something for someone I spend that time thinking about the person for whom the gift is intended and praying for him or her. The gift itself is just a representation of the time I spent focusing on the recipient.
That’s not to say that I don’t also enjoy the process of creating (most of the time, anyway…) or that I don’t focus on the recipient when choosing gifts to buy. But for me the hours I spent making presents and the love I try to put into each one are part of the gift.
Do you make gifts to give? Why do you do it?