Photos above: Homemade cooked meals. 1). Chicken, sweet peppers and tomatoes stir fry in coconut milk, Thai style; 2). Prawns fried in coconut and olive oil and served as a salad with a (bought) spicy cucumber dip and crackers.
I think most people would agree that the best gifts are the handmade sort – be that a special meal, or a home-made card, or some other gift that has been created by the giver. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate – simple and thoughtful will nicely do too!
Whilst Valentine’s is focused on new and old lovers, friends and family members can also be remembered with a card or a gift. It is nice to be considered. Those in relationships ought not to take their other half for granted, because being romantic and kind is something needed and appreciated in everyday life. Of course, these acts only strengthen the union between two people.
Photos above: All handmade by me. The Rose Heart and Hanging Bat made in polymer clay, acrylics-painted and embellished. A present for my fiance. The bottom item, The Hanging Heart Earring Holder, was upcycled from a ham tin! The earrings I put together myself, connecting the enamel objects onto earring wires. A present for my mum. By the way…the rose from the first gift, and, the heart from the second, glow in the dark!
Photo below: The Love Rival (of John). He’s a handsome beast, isn’t he? 😉
Copyright Faith McCord 2017
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