I have a friend who is getting married next month and I was trying to decide what to give her as a shower gift. Normally, I would stick to the registry.... because honestly, that is what they really want, right? Well... often times I go to a baby shower, bridal shower or birthday party and I feel like the recipient is sometimes disappointed in my gift because secretly, they were hoping that just maybe, I would have painted them something.
You see, I am just now understanding (gaining confidence) that people are okay with me giving them something I created...or they act like it. I just didn't want to be that friend or mom that always gives away something I made, in hopes that after I leave, the recipient doesn't say, "Gee, that was nice of Amy, but where am I gonna put that?"
I enjoy creating things for people and feeling like I am giving them something that they know I put time/love into and that I chose that specifically for them.
Anyway...here is my wedding gift. See what you think. I'll let you know how it goes over!