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Gift your Close ones to bring joy and happiness


When you send a gift of flowers to someone special, make sure it is truly something special. The purpose of your gift is to add instant joy to the heart of the recipient and brighten their day with natural beauty.

A gift of natural beauty makes people happy and surprised.

giftIt is better to give than to receive.” And there are plenty of opportunities to give throughout the year. While gift-giving is so much fun and brings enormous joy to both the giver and the receiver, gift-buying can be a stressful ordeal if you have not planned ahead. Here are some occasions in which you may need to prepare gifts for one or more people. Once you have an idea of what lies ahead, begin to set aside money for buying gifts or materials for gifts and be conscious of your gift list each time you are in a position to shop. Make a list of everyone for whom you would buy a birthday gift and organize it in your planner or calendar.

Birthdays – parents, siblings, children, nieces/nephews, grandparents, friends


Weddings – You might not be able to think of any upcoming weddings right now, but they are coming. Be prepared.



Holidays – Tokens of affection on Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, and Halloween are common.

Christmas or other December Holiday – This is a big one and takes quite a bit of both money and time to prepare.

Just Because – This special occasion should not be about showering your loved ones with gifts, but rather a random demonstration of what they mean to you.

When you give a gift to someone, what you are actually doing is speaking to them. You buy, make or discover a gift that says something to the receiver. They receive the gift, and if they are perceptive, they understand your message. Of course this is obvious, but somehow we forget it when we go to choose gifts. We focus first on the object or the need, then check what message it conveys.

You may have realised gifts are communication when someone gives you a gift and you are instantly aware of what it says. Some gifts communicate distance, others intimacy. Some say ” I love your creativity”, others “You should look after yourself”. Some are downright insulting. What gifts communicate is seldom attached to their price tag or their prestige. Some of the gifts that I have appreciated the most have been practically free for the giver to arrange for me, but have said so much that they have been immensely valuable.


About Erik Mickelson

Erik Mickelson is the author of Northwest Custom Apparel's blogs. Erik has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 1996 after graduating from Washington State University and is the founder of the Apparel Graphic Academy. Trained by the custom graphic apparel industry's best, Mark Venit, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Embroidery Adventure blog. As they say, 'Experience is the best teacher.' We are proud to have Erik as part of our team!

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