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The Art of Giving

‘Tis the time of the season when we are rushing for last minute gifts.

Consider the gift of art. In the age of gift cards, the concept of a personal, unique gift is appealing for giving and receiving. A work of art that hangs on a wall, sits on a desk or coffee table, or sits in a garden serves as a constant reminder of the loving thoughts of the giver. So when trying to come up with those last minute gifts, think art. Any kind of art.

You don’t have to spend lots of money. You can write a note on a pretty piece of paper and frame it for someone to keep on the desk as a constant reminder of your thoughts. Or you can make a collage of some of your special photographs. Or create a little video.

I love the gifts of art I have in my home. When someone comes to visit, I can point out a lovely bowl that a friend brought me from Romania, or point out paintings done by artists I know. Sharing that back story on piece of art is a great conversation starter!

Artists work all year to create the gifts of their art for the world, so this season, we can give back to the artists by purchasing their works.

The value of art can be calculated, while the gift of art can be priceless.

Have wonderful holidays!

3 Responses to “The Art of Giving”

  • I just want to thank you so very much for that wonderful, from the spirit, reminder. What a glorious idea and way of reinstilling the spirit of the holday or for that matter, any day into family and friends. This type of giving from the spirit continues living long beyond our years.

    Please continue your wonderful work.

    Dave Dowdy

  • Wasan Maksaereekul:

    I think it’s a wonderful idea that not too many people think of. I believe that many people think of mostly what the receivers of the gift needs or wants on a more practical level. I have also fallen into this category. Giving art would definitely provide more enjoyment than most gifts, while also reminding people of you when they view the art.

  • Rousina Arellano:

    Art is very beautiful! It transforms a plain room into an intriguing place. Art creates an ambience where people can take a couple of minutes to gaze out and escape into an imaginary window. It is great idea to share with others by giving gifts of art.

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