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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Homemade Gifts

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Homemade Gifts

Hallmark should hire kids. Corporations pay a pretty penny for writers to come up with witty tags for cards, but they should take note of the things children scribble. My husband spends a ton of time perusing the aisles of stationery stores to find me a fitting card for each occasion. But no matter how perfect the one he picks, it never comes close to stuff our kids create.

For Mother's Day, he bought a two-foot by two-foot card and had them decorate the envelope. Quite the budding artist, my four-year-old daughter expressed her creativity over every last inch of the paper. She drew a flag, a stick of string cheese (we feed this to my brother's dog), a swirly whirl, a number three, a rainbow, my husband's wedding band, grass, snakes, the outline of my son's pinkie finger (he's not one to sit still), and a paramecium. Needless to say I was speechless.

Mothers hope for breakfast in bed or a box of chocolates, but not many get protozoa. What was the best homemade gift you've ever received?
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lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
each of my daughters made me a macaroni necklace one year for christmas, different schools so not sure how that was the gift of choice, anyway i loved them. wore them all season and although i had people say things like "interesting jewlery" and i knew they were making fun of me i didn't care. they were love necklaces :kiss: they got kind of smashed and chipped but i still have them in a box in my room. i pull them out once in awhile and remember how long it took those little hands to make them for me :) custom jewlery.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Ah bessa that sounds so amazing!!I've made stuff for my mom & dad for as long as I can remember. In fact I colored a picture for each of them back around Christmas or Valentine's day...can't remember which it was! Albeit, my coloring is a lot better now then when I was five! ;)
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Ah bessa that sounds so amazing!! I've made stuff for my mom & dad for as long as I can remember. In fact I colored a picture for each of them back around Christmas or Valentine's day...can't remember which it was! Albeit, my coloring is a lot better now then when I was five! ;)
anniekim anniekim 7 years
*copy*
anniekim anniekim 7 years
*copy*
anniekim anniekim 7 years
Growing up my mother always asked to have only hand made gifts--well into my adult years, actually. I never got the value of them until i had my own children. Now I'll ask the same of them. There is nothing like the unique gift from one's own child.bessa--that flag sounds so neat. Maybe I'll caopy you and have the kids do a July 4th project for the grandparents!
anniekim anniekim 7 years
Growing up my mother always asked to have only hand made gifts--well into my adult years, actually. I never got the value of them until i had my own children. Now I'll ask the same of them. There is nothing like the unique gift from one's own child. bessa--that flag sounds so neat. Maybe I'll caopy you and have the kids do a July 4th project for the grandparents!
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 7 years
My mom has boxes and boxes of pictures, cards and paintings that my brother and I made for her when we were growing up. She has several things framed throughout the house, but her favorite things, by far, are handprints in paint that we made when we were each about 4 or 5.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 7 years
bessa... i think i'm jealous! HOW COOL
bessa bessa 7 years
Wow a paramecium. I haven't drawn one of those since high school biology class! She's so ahead of the curve.I get spoiled because my daughter's daycare does art at least once a week since she was 3 months old! I have a cute American flag framed in my office - the stripes are made with blue & red footprints of my then-3 month old's feet. It's my favorite.
bessa bessa 7 years
Wow a paramecium. I haven't drawn one of those since high school biology class! She's so ahead of the curve. I get spoiled because my daughter's daycare does art at least once a week since she was 3 months old! I have a cute American flag framed in my office - the stripes are made with blue & red footprints of my then-3 month old's feet. It's my favorite.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
I just got hand painted picture frames from my kids for Mother's Day, and they are so beautiful. I could tell exactly who did which one!
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
The twins each gave me a beautiful card that had Happy mothers day on it with felt. letters. I loved it so much.
jessie jessie 7 years
homemade gifts are the best! i've got a box i've kept with the kids' stuff they've made over they years. love it!
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