Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good People: Give and receive

We're done with our Christmas shopping for this year. Just finished it up last weekend and received a few items this week that we had ordered from online vendors--including fellow Etsy sellers.

I am the official present wrapper in our house. I also held this role for a handful of years when I was younger and still lived with my folks. That's what happens when you have a past job of "professional gift wrapper" on your resume!




Chris' Grandmother is my favorite person to shop for in our family because she insists that we shouldn't buy her a thing. That just makes it a challenge for our creativity each year and usually we look for something handmade or we make it ourselves. I don't know if any of the family are reading the blog lately so I can't give anything away here except some photos of my completed wrapping endeavors.



A happy surprise...Chris' cousin was married last summer and became a daddy and now they will welcome another son in April. We keep in touch with Ben, Lauren and Asher through Facebook, and received a festive package from them this week via UPS!

In the spirit of handmade Christmas goodness, they sent us a tasty trio of Ball jars filled with ingredients to make a hearty lentil and bean soup and Texas cornbread to go with...YUM. Edible gifts are super creative...and very much appreciated so thanks, Pickthorn family--we love you!



t 2 b: Pickthorn Family in Birmingham, AL, handmade gifty goodness from same

It's fun to give and to receive--hope you're enjoying both this season!

5 comments:

vsmphotography said...

I came across your blog via another photogs... and I just love your posts! Your blog always seems to put me in a good mood... maybe it's the music!! Will follow!

Char said...

I love homemade goodies! looks you have some great wrapping skills

StunningAnnaK said...

Hello from Etsy! What great photos!

I love those people who are hard but fun to shop for too!

Check out the interview I just did on my blog... convo me if you are interested in being featured!

http://stunningannak.blogspot.com/

leah said...

love your photos. have yet to start wrapping gifts. well, actually have yet to finish up buying said gifts.

i love homemade gifts. with each year that passes, more homemade goes out as gifts and lucky for me, more come in that way too.

valerie said...

lol! i end up being the official gift wrapper as well.
my husband is horrible at wrapping!

Post a Comment

Our friends said: