It’s common for people to give gifts around the holidays. However, everyone needs love and attention for more than one month out of the year. Do you love giving gifts? Well, here are some fantastic ways that you can show your family and friends how much you love them all year long.
Send an Old-Fashioned Card
Things have become so digital these days that people have forgotten the long, lost art of sending a card. Take a few minutes and pick out a card that shows your sentiments and mail it to them. They will be so excited to receive something in the mail in your handwriting. It shows that you cared enough to take time from your busy day to let them know you care.
Never Forget a Birthday or Anniversary
Birthdays and anniversaries are special times to celebrate milestones in life. Even if you are too far away from them to be there on that day, you can use social media or the mail to show them you care. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to make them feel your love, just having you there with them will be enough. A phone call can work just as great when things are chaotic, and you cannot meet face-to-face. Never forget a birthday or anniversary again by scheduling it into your family calendar.
Give Random Gifts of Appreciation
Gifts don’t need to be given just on special occasions. If you want someone to feel your love, then try giving them a present because you want to make them happy. Handmade gifts seem to be the best. You can even design the wrapping paper and bow. If you don’t know how to make a bow, it’s easy. Some tools can assist you in making all sorts of colorful creations. Put some thought into what you make or buy and give the gift to them at the perfect time. It may be just what they need to get through the day.
Perform Random Acts of Kindness
Sometimes, there are not enough hours in the day. Why not give them the gift of help? Did it recently snow and they need their sidewalks shoveled, or perhaps, they need their driveway plowed. Maybe they are running low on funds and need groceries. If you talk to them often, you can quickly identify the things that you can do to help. Maybe they need a garage cleaned out, and you can help to haul the junk away. Get creative, and you can find all sorts of things you can do to help your loved one. Random acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money to give a gift. Sometimes the best gift that you can give to a person is your time. During the holidays and all year long, make sure that you put a bit of time and effort into showing people how much you love and care for them.
By Brooke Chaplan
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan