Do you prefer homemade gifts or store bought ones?

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Do you prefer homemade gifts or store bought ones?

Without a doubt I prefer something homemade over a big expensive fancy gift. Those are a wonderful generous thing to receive and fun to get but to me something that someone makes has a piece of the giver in it and means more to me. My daughter makes little creations for me on Mother’s Day, my birthday and Christmas and those are priceless to me. My husband has done a couple handmade simple gifts that are very special to me and I keep them by me always. Grand may impress but it doesn’t warm the heart and that is more important to me. When I think back on things that people have made me through the years like homemade Christmas ornaments and my two Christmas stockings or a dresses my mother used to sew for me and stories or poems someone wrote, they bring me good memories and warm feelings. Now with my mother gone I have bits of her around me because she often made things by hand and I feel her with me when I look at them or touch them. Some of them I watched her make and I can still picture her working on them. Simple or not so simple homemade gifts take time, creativity and love to make. Granted not everybody has the time or skills to make things by hand, but to see my children’s faces light up as I open something they made, or one of my nieces draws me a picture, or a friend labours over a handmade ornament means something to me. How about you? What do you prefer? Either way though, a homemade or a store bought gift, I am grateful for their thoughtfulness and for including me. Mama Nono

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