Have you ever been told “It’s better to give than to receive?” I think we all have. It was a bit of a confusing concept when I was young, but with experience in gift giving and a bit of hindsight, I’ve come to understand the meaning behind the phrase. After all, gift giving is a universal way to show interest, appreciation and gratitude as well as to strengthen bonds with others. And there’s no higher compliment to family or friends than receiving a homemade gift with personal touches reflecting the recipients personality, shared experiences and likes.
So many things quickly become “a thing” nowadays….and typically only last until the next “thing” comes along. I was thinking about this as I made Holiday fabric postcards to send to my family and close friends. There’s an emotional lift in giving a gift from the heart that makes me feel good…and nothing replaces that feeling for me. I love watching the recipient’s face for that moment of realization when they recognize THE personal touch. The card above will be given to my daughter-in-law with her son’s photo in the snow globe. It was taken the day he learned he would be having a baby sister soon….his shirt depicts a construction vehicle and reads “Can you dig it? I’m going to be a big brother” in other words, a tangible memory of a treasured moment.
This fabric postcard, “A Cool Dude”, offers the perfect opportunity to add those personal touches to make the lucky recipient realize just how special they are to you. The photo you choose could be a snow scene, a winter sport, a pet, a vacation destination, or that of a loved one. From now through December 25th, this fabric postcard pattern will be on sale on my Craftsy site. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the “glass” globe and “snow” are actually made of items I’m certain you have readily available in your home. I hope you’ll have the time to visit my shop at https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/A%20Cool%20Dude/535669
…and in doing something positive, you’ll attract more of the same … a good habit to get into as we look to make resolutions for 2018!