What better way to show someone you really care about them than by giving them something you made with your own hands. Now I agree there are occasions when giving a gift card is not only a good idea but is also absolutely necessary. However, lets explore the benefits of making your own gift for a moment. First, making a gift tells the receiver they are special. Doesn’t knowing that you are special to someone make you feel better about yourself and even more secure. Second, making your own gifts also says something to the receiver about yourself. I believe it says you really value relationships and that you are self confident enough to give a gift made by YOU. Finally, a personal made gift has what they call in the art world providence. It has a story behind it that you and the receiver share. It is a gift that family and friends will talk about now and years from now…it’s a gift that just screams REMEMBER ME!