I may or may not have been guilty of re-gifting a time or two. It usually goes like this... We have a birthday, baby shower, wedding, etc to attend and because I tend to over-schedule myself, I end up on a last-minute mad dash for a suitable gift. I search the house frantically for any un-used/un-opened gift to save myself a trip to the store that I don't have time for and maybewa2q find something that is remotely appropriate for the occasion. But because I am a firm believer in MEANINGFUL GIFTS, this is where I am forced to pull out my ninja-creativity skills (or something)...and MAKE it apply.
ENTER- the cheesy hand-written poem (most likely on the pansy stationary I received for my 15th Birthday that has managed to reproduce itself like the loaves and the fishes for the past 15...ish years):
"You are so sweet,
You can't be beat.
When I smell this, I think of you,
Just rub it on your hands
And they'll be sweet too."
Stick that with a (mostly) full bottle of Bath and Bodyworks Hand Sanitizer in last year's Christmas gift bag that the neighbors' sugar cookies came in and VOILA! A 5-minute gift.
JUST KIDDING! (Kind of)
Don't be like me. Plan ahead. Like at least a day or two. Or better yet, plan a week or two ahead and get your loved one something they will ACTUALLY appreciate and want to KEEP....FOREVER.
Check out these very personal and thought-out photo gifts (All available through our ETSY shop). Think just a little bit ahead and we'll do all the work for you. So you won't have to write a last minute cheesy poem. (or maybe I'm the only one who does that?)
I wrote this poem last year (and have tweaked it several times since) in an attempt to express the meaning behind our name. It is also how I feel about my husband and my first attempt at a "serious" poem. I'm not always so great at expressing verbally expressing myself- I usually have to write it down. So here ya go...
Two Woven Hearts
When you took my hand
I gave you my heart,
And you gave me yours in return.
Loose strands that never
Seemed to fit quite right
Were now tied securely in yours.
I felt complete,
You held me tight
And what could I ask for more?
How peaceful the feeling to be with you.
Just Two Woven Hearts.
As time went on our strings grew worn
Tiny ends began to fray,
So we looked above for something more
And found His heart to bind ours strong and sure.
For you and I alone are not enough,
No matter what they may say.
To last forever we needed a third;
A perfect heart to draw us tighter
As Two Woven Hearts.
With our hearts bound stronger
We now had more love
To nurture new little hearts.
These young ones were tender
Their pieces unsure.
They would need our solid guide.
Our woven strings to hold up theirs
As together we laughed and cried.
More joy was ours than we could have imagined,
The tighter all our hearts drew near.
For you and me and God above,
With our children will always be more
Than Two Woven Hearts.
The poem would make a great wedding/anniversary gift on wood or glass or whatever....and could include the couple's names. As always, we can customize and do exactly what you want!
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