Making Presents – Should We?

I have read soooooooo many posts online these past few days, where people are upset that the gift they have made has not been properly appreciated or even appreciated at all.  It is sad, and I can feel all the frustration when I read each story.

I don’t have lots of time, and so when I make something, just like everyone else, it is a big deal to me. Late at night in October and November, I did wonder if I really should be making presents, not because they wouldn’t be appreciated, but because of the time involved… and could or should I be using it better – but I had it in my mind that it was a good idea to make some gifts, and so the course was set!

It was a push to get it all done and there were things not made (for my daughters), but I was pleased with all the things that did get made, wrapped and gifted.  There were (2) handbags, (15) coin purses, (12) make-up bags, each with a personalised design on them, (6) pillowslips, a tuffet and two sweatshirts.

This morning, I bumped into the father of a girl in Katie’s hockey team that I had made a gift for. He was so lovely. He stopped me to tell me how great the bag was and how much his daughter loved it. So yes, it is worth it… it was all worth it just to make one girl smile!