I have figured it all out.
Why am I not done with my gift giving tasks?
It seems to be SO much harder than it used to be.
Aha. Now I know why. I can not just “get a gift” for someone, wrap it, and give it feeling satisfied.
No, I have buyers remorse…. I have it TERRIBLY. I am constantly second guessing every gift I purchase.
Maybe I have set my own bar too high? I want that really SPECIAL knock your socks off, nostalgic, personalized, heartfelt gift. I almost instantly look at any “store bought” gift and wonder…
“Could I make that??? maybe make it BETTER?”
“How could I take that home and ‘alter’ it? embellish it? personalize it?”
“Maybe I ought to return _____ , and get this instead”
Grrrrrrr…..I know. I really DO make this much harder than it has to be huh??
Anyway. Here is a classic example. Found this at Scheels last weekend. Bringing it home and wrapping it would have been WAY too easy, besides the recipient does NOT like to hunt OR fish, but would love this way to display different pictures. Not sure they have EVER hunted or fished in their lives. Knowing I could do it up better and make it “perfect” I bought it with a plan in mind.
Now, the finished product after I got my hands on it . I liked it so well, I even bought one for myself. I love the way the pictures can be rotated, so I don’t get bored of the same pictures. I will add seasonal family pictures to mine. :)
Do ya like?? I have a few finishing touches to add, with some sand paper, but then it is one more thing I can cross off my list. Whew. I am getting closer and closer to being READY for Christmas.
Now we ALL know how I add so much self inflicted stress to gift giving!!!!!!
…and if anyone knows my sister-in-law?? SSshhhhhhh…..