The last time I was tested – per the book “The Five Love Languages
” – I scored highest marks in the language of gifts….meaning, I feel the most loved when I receive a gift. Now wait a second – I’m not talking about needing Geoff to buy me a lot of expensive things in order to know that he loves me. Because really, I would know that he loves me (a lot) even if he never bought me another gift again. However, when he thinks to get me a little something (read: a piece of chocolate…or a little bottle of my special shampoo….or yes, even a Starbucks) when he’s out on an errand or out of town on a trip….I admit…my heart does feel a little extra something. 🙂
It’s only natural that I would, in turn, try to express my love through gift giving. Although, through the years, I’ve come to learn that Geoff – while he might appreciate a trinket that I would pick up for him while out at Target…just because – he doesn’t feel the same thing that I might if the roles were reversed…that’s not his love language. And so, I’ve got to get my fulfillment of gift giving through my business.
Each winter holiday season, we send out a little something to our past year and upcoming year clients….just to let them know we are thinking of them.
This year, I got a little crafty. For our 2012 wedding clients, we sent out cute hot chocolate kits and monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie
. I am MOST proud of my heart cut-out marshmallows! I found the idea on pinterest
, of course. I about screamed in the aisle at the store when I found the cute little heart cookie cutter!
And of our 2011 wedding clients, to celebrate their first married Christmas together, we thought a framed ornament with a wedding picture would be perfect. 🙂 And, for our Jewish bride and groom – it could still double as a frame to display somewhere in their home. The frames are handmade from The Carving Tree
As I promised I would share, here is our 2011 holiday card. 🙂