Birthdays for kids have become an high-end affair for the parents. I feel that the birthday party day is hectic for the parents running around to decorate the place, prepare or order snacks and hunt for return gifts. These days the kids do not leave the birthday party without return gifts handed over to them. Is that necessary? Return gifts turn out to be more expensive than the actual gifts that the child receives.
We as grownups may be setting a bad example by teaching kids to expect return gifts or gifts for all occasions. This thought should slowly change and the concept of homemade handicrafts should be encouraged; such as greeting cards, quilled crafts, baked items, loom bands, origami etc.
For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we had invited her close friends and I had requested them to gift her a simple surprise card – A card that talks about the qualities they liked in my daughter. This concept would not only boost their self-confidence but also help them sustain such skills.
Personalised handmade gifts are really appreciated and cherished. I have been gifting my quilled jewellery and encourage my kids to create cards for special occasions.
Kids are very creative these days and they refer to the Internet to design lots of crafts and jewellery.
Kindle your child’s creativity 🙂
Samples of quilled jewellery that I gifted..