So, the holidays are here. Do you feel like they just hit you like a ton of bricks? No? just me? Woops.
I don’t know what it is, I have been prepping for the holidays forMONTHS. I have all my planned gifts done, but I always make sure to create random yet thoughtful extras for people. This way if im given a gift from someone I didn’t plan to give one too, or invited to a last minute, I wont be flustered or show up empty handed! So, create some stars, add a string to them and BOOM! You have a homemade ornament. Create an extra hat. Make some small amigurumi that everyone will love. If you have leftovers, keep them for next year, use them, or add them to your stocking stuffers.
The clock is ticking. You’ve made sure your friends and family got the best of your craft and now it’s time to wrap your gift and give. Your hard work will soon pay off, so just sit back and relax! The best part is about to come!
Giving the gift is the icing on the cake. It’s when all your hard work pays off. The excitement on the face of your recipient is different than their face after opening an electronic or store bought item. Anyone can go in a store and buy something they put on a list. And don’t get me wrong, those are great, I would not complain if there was a pair of Louboutins coming my way. But, your friends and family understand that it takes a lot more effort and time to make something. Not to mention, it’s incredibly thoughtful!
So, sit back, relax, your work is going to pay off. If you can, snap some pics of the recipients opening your gifts. This will serve as a reminder of the joy your work brings to people. That way, if you ever feel like throwing in the yarn, you can just check out those pics and remind yourself why you love what you do.
Did you take any pictures? Have any stories to tell? Post on my Facebook page, or tweet and Instagram me using the hashtag #1001knits because I want to see!!!!