Giving

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This year I am giving few physical gifts to friends and family for the holidays. I filled the ceramic pots I made with colorful succulents and will present those to loved ones without any wrapping, but I have wrapped some of my unplanted pots and hand thrown bowls with Furoshiki style cloth—something I’ve always wanted to try. There are many wonderful illustrated directions available online and I found this video, which was incredibly helpful! The wrapping is beautiful, elegant, and easy to give to the gift receiver or keep as the gift giver to reuse.

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The rest of the gifts I will give this year will be experiences. Surprise field trips. And because my wonderful friends and family read my blog, I will wait to share those adventures until after they’ve been had! Sharing good food and conversation with loved ones this week is precious time spent.

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One Response to Giving

  1. Furoshiki December 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Actually giving people cloth gift wraps (with a book on how to do the wraps) is a great present. Usually they reuse the cloth years later I’ve found. You just need to convince them to use it which is not always easy. Oh well, I guess I’ll keep trying.

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