I give gifts all the time. Literally several a week. Wrapping and giving are my two favorite hobbies. It brings me the biggest joy. I don't need a reason. I guess if there is a living person in my life, that is reason enough. I don't always even know the person. I can't really explain it, but I am so driven by bringing thoughtful beauty into someone's day! Giving/Gifts - that's totally my love language, hands down.
"It is too pretty to unwrap!" Those are some of my favorite words. And the people who unwrap a gift so carefully, smoothing out the paper and ribbon to reuse it - those are some of my favorite people. The giving spirit is contagious. It is the best feeling for me to know I just made someone's day brighter, and it is the best feeling for them to have a brightened day! People need to know they are thought of, and thought of well. It is a joyous celebration of loving others when we present a gift. So we should present it well, as though we are creating a memory (for both of us) where someone knows they are loved. Well loved. With ALL of the extras.
The gift alone makes the person feel special. The time and love put into making the gift look absolutely gorgeous makes her feel valuable. Like, "You used your best paper and bow on a present for ME?" That is priceless. You are letting her know that she matters, she is loved and valued, and she is worth the best that you have to give!
May I encourage you to make the next gift, the best gift? Make it fancy and glamorous. (It doesn't have to be expensive to be super beautiful.) Be a little (or preferably a lot) "extra" for someone else. I also hope someone does that for you.
Yes, it's the thought that counts. I get that. That's why I am very thoughtful in how beautifully I wrap something.
Did you know that I would be honored to wrap any gift you order from the Secret Sister Gifts website? There is an option for gift wrapping which you can add to your cart, and I would love to help you out with that. (We are just sisters looking out for each other here. Right, my friend?!)
Oh, and one more thing! I just launched a Gift Wrapping Subscription Box through Priceless Handmade Gifts. It makes it easy for you to wrap amazing gifts, by giving you the monthly supplies you need for stunning present-presentation. I know you will love it! (You're welcome.)
We are all blessed with God's amazing gifts, so let's bless others with amazing gifts, too!
Because she is priceless. And so are you!