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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:33 PM
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Daily OM: "Expressions of the Heart - Creating Meaningful Homemade Gifts"
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 02:34 PM by I Have A Dream
December 15, 2006
Expressions of the Heart
Creating Meaningful Homemade Gifts


The gifts we craft with our own hands are often the most significant because the love that drove us to create is infused in the products of our creation. And the recipients of these homemade offerings receive a token of our willingness to invest ourselves in their joy. Allow these ideas to inspire you:

1. When you craft a beautifully decorated prayer box (or jar) for loved ones, you give them the gift of spiritual awareness. As you share this gift, explain that it should serve as a receptacle for their hopes, dreams, and lovesas well as worriesand thus a reminder of who they were, are, and will someday be.

2. If you love journaling, share your writing joy with family and friends by giving each a unique, handmade personal journal. A simple spiral notebook dressed up with paper, fabric, photographs, or other embellishments will give your loved ones a special place to record their private thoughts.

3. Erase the distance between yourself and your far away loved ones by presenting each with a photo journal documenting how your life has changed in the past year. Or introduce them to your locale with a homemade guidebook that highlights everything you love about your town or city.

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:49 PM
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1. This is sweet.
I used to infuse my spirit into gifts. When things went sour with my ex-f-i-l . I requested that he return a lovely cross stitch. He said no way.

However. This summer my son brought a book to me. It was one I had given to my dad in 1986. I wrote a front page, as I did with book gifts. So, it is here, on my bookshelf.

I did a little fabric piece for my grandmother, low so many years ago. That has also come back to me.

So, is this lesson that what we touch with love comes back?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:24 PM
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2. i did that last year for my dear stepmother
she needed a door stop for her sun room so I found this




and turned it into this



it was a lot of fun and looks great in this room

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