Around this time of year, joy and happiness are in abundance, but there’s also a whole lot of pressure to give, give, and give! Massive retailers, holiday commercials, and even your own family members probably aren’t making it easier on you.
This time around, give without the guilt. Instead of worrying about if your gift is good “enough,” or if your present-buying frenzy will break the bank, rest assured knowing that you have something even better up your sleeve.
Have you ever received a handmade gift from a friend or family member? Do you still have it? There’s something so dear about a gift crafted with a bit of soul. If you’re having trouble thinking of the perfect gift, the answer could be right at your fingertips.
Here are a few reasons why a needle felted gift will WOW your friends and family this holiday season.
A Personal Touch Goes A Long Way
Whether it’s an embroidered monogram, a delicate detail, or our favorite color—we all love personalized gifts! And when you take the time to craft a handmade gift, you can incorporate as many personalized moments as you desire.
Often times, it’s not the gift that makes the memory, but more so the sentiment behind the gift. By taking the time to add something personal, you create a keepsake that your loved ones will remember for years to come.
You’ll have fun giving and creating
Ok, this one might be a bit sneaky, but what’s the joy of the holidays without a little excitement for you?
The beauty of handcrafted gifts comes from the process of giving and creating! I believe it’s called a labor of love.
Instead of shuffling through hordes of shoppers at the local mall, put that time, love, and energy back into your gift. After all, it’s about time we all remember the true reason for the season!
Bring your loved ones along for the ride
In the usual tradition of the holidays, you’re supposed to surprise your loved ones with gifts you hope they enjoy. But who says we have to stick to tradition?
If you want to spread the holiday cheer for as long as possible, get your loved ones involved! You can start by asking them what kind of treasure they’d like you to create as their gift.
Your sister might want an ornament keepsake. Your daughter might request a tabletop figurine. Ask them for any color or detail requests, as well as the size you should make your creation. And if you really want to get them involved, you can even have them help you pick out your materials.
When you allow your loved ones to participate, it makes the anticipation even more exciting. Who knows, it could also become a new family tradition!
Go easy on your pocketbook
We’ve grown accustomed to the holiday season being a time of overconsumption and over-spending, but it doesn’t have to be! When you craft a handmade gift, you’ll have to pay for your materials, but the rest is being taken care of with time and love.
We shouldn’t be so focused on money in this season of giving. And if you can give your loved ones a beautiful gift while saving a few dollars, that sounds like a solid plan!
There’s nothing like love
Have you ever been to a birthday party, baby shower, or holiday party where the same gift has been given two or three times over? We all enjoy similar items, so it’s no wonder why we show up with the same gifts.
When you take the time to craft a needle felted gift for your family members, you never have to worry about giving the same gift as someone else. Your one-of-a-kind treasure will be the talk of the night and will be cherished for years to come.
Do you want to create a timeless piece for your loved ones, but aren’t quite ready for the task? Join our Needle Felting Academy! With needle felting tips and tricks, feedback from me, and our growing community of passionate crafters—you’ll love every minute of your crafting process!