Homemade Gift Ideas
"Our tokens of love are for the most part barbarous, cold and lifeless, because they do not represent our life. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Therefore let the farmer give his corn, the miner his gem, the sailor coral or shells, the painter his picture, and the poet his poem."
John Young, 1881:
"To persons of refined nature, whatever the friend creates takes added value as part of themselves - part of their lives, as it were, having gone into it. People of the highest rank, abroad, will often accept, with gratitude, a bit of embroidery done by a friend, a poem inscribed to them by the author, a painting executed by some artist - who would not care for the most expensive bauble that was offered them. Mere costliness does not constitute the soul of a present; it is the kind feeling that it manifest which gives it its value. People who possess noble natures do not make gifts where they feel neither affection nor respect, but their gifts are bestowed out of the fullness of kind hearts."
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