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I love birthdays, not mine as much as those of others. I love celebrating the life of those I love and getting a chance to come up with an idea to spoil them as much as I can. Well, this and next week I am getting ample chance to celebrate others as a glance on my calendar showed me lots of names written down in red, indicating one birthday after the other.
Today I head up north to visit a friend who had her big day yesterday and I can’t wait to see what she thinks about my little gift for her. But as she and her boyfriend have just moved in to a new home together, I get the double pleasure of celebrating this too.
Most people say it’s not the gift that counts but the thought behind it but I disagree. While of course I value all the thinking that goes into picking, choosing, making and wrapping up a gift, the main thing for me about any present I give is the enjoyment I get out of all the preparation.
Because my friends and family are so important to me,giving them something I hope they will enjoy makes me happy. I am not one for expensive gifts, I don’t have the money nor do I think that spending a lot of money really says what I mean, so I often make bits and bobs myself, buy little things that reflect who they are or what they like and try to give it a personal twist. I love coming up with an idea and trying to figure out how to make it happen, spend time thinking of the person the gift is for and relish the joy they have when I got it just right.
Of course sometimes a gift can be just a card filled with words of love and because I am selfish I don’t want to limit myself to just one day, so I do send cards and give small treats throughout the year. But in my books birthdays and Christmas are the best, I get to really enjoy thinking of my friends, celebrate who they are and spend time with them, sometimes just in my heart, even if they live far away.
So with lots of birthdays lined up for me to enjoy I know next week will be good, but I am looking particularly forward to the double whammy today. I can’t tell you what I have made , bought and come with with as I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I do the time I spend doing it has been a blast.
Totally the same as you r.e the gift giving.
I love it. I love their faces too.
I particularly like making things for people because it makes me smile 😀
Hope you have an awesome day lovely. x
thanks i am sure i will
Great post. Wish I was more gifted at choosing gifts, but alas I always give cash or certificates!
well if that is what suits you that is perfect … but just not my cup of tea … BUT I do like getting gift certificates
I love choosing or making gifts — I imagine how the recipient is going to love it. Good luck and look forward to your “reveal” of the gifts you gave.
I will reveal all tomorrow .. too tired as am just back now
Kristin Barton Cuthriell said:
I love gift giving, too. It can be so rewarding. I find encouragement to be one of the best gifts of all.
me too .. can’t wait till it’s Christmas time again and I can really revel in it 🙂
It really is far more fun to buy for others than for yourself!!
yes and I always think it is money much better spent
How fun!! You sound like an amazing gift giver. My mom is like that…it is a gift in itself!
maybe I just think it is so much fun
You sound so happy in just describing how you love birthdays etc. I too love to try and think of something that will make the individual happy with the gifts I give. I find it sad when some just want gift certificates…but I’ve found it hard to adapt to that. However with my grandchildren who are now for the most part grown and adults. it seems that in the past I cannot choose correctly so I give some small gift ..last Christmas I gave them a Scrapbook each and then a gift certificate. This year I don’t know what personal gift I can give….Diane
I understand what you’re saying sadly people don’t seem to understand what is really important … maybe frame them a photo of you with them from when they where small?
That is a great idea…I’m going to look through my photos…Diane
You are amazing… I love to give a gift too… I love to see their smile… Thank you, dear Jensine, it was a nice post. Love, nia
you are welcome am glad you enjoyed