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Today, we’re going to knit!
You’ll need yarn, those needle things, and somebody to teach you how to knit.
I’m kidding of course. Unless you like to knit, then throw a knitting party – I won’t stop you. For the rest of us unskilled at the art of making scarves, I want you to dig deep into the well of talents you do possess and make something for a friend. We are all capable of completing this challenge, trust me.
Last year we did a white elephant gift exchange at Chrsitmas, and the only rule was that it had to be homemade. The guys were hesitant at first, but really came through in the end. My dad’s was a survival kit for the zombie apocalypse. He got things from his workshop and food from the pantry and put together a gift that was the most fought over. He didn’t craft the items in the kit, but the thought he put into the gift went above and beyond anything he could’ve picked up at the store if we’d said go buy a $20 gift.
A challenge like this really makes you think of your recipient. Who is the person? What would they like? And the act of making the gift multiplies the thoughtfulness of it.
My gift that I made for friends is applesauce. I’ll give you the recipe in a post next week, but how about a little sneak peek; it tastes as delicious as it looks – think apple pie in a jar.
Take a minute today to think about what meaningful thing you could make for someone. Are you a crafter? Can you do woodworking? How about welding? The possibilities are endless!
So what gift would you make for a friend? Leave a comment below to help inspire others.
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