Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the gift of giving

I struggle with gift giving. Probably I spend too much time thinking about it and this subject deserves its own post. But for now I wanted to direct your attention to this neat idea:

Notice that the special someone in your life (like everyone) seems to have a never ending list of items on their to-do list? Little things that they forget to get around to but just hang out in an annoying way? What if you adopted their list for a day or a weekend and took care of those things for them? Examples from my life would be: Take that box of files down to the basement for storage. The stack of pants that need to be rehemmed to the tailor. Hang that picture that's been sitting in its frame for weeks on end.

Make a list of the items you'll do and send them to Paperfinger a Brooklyn based calligraphy and illustration studio. Bryn will create a custom illustrated card with the item on the list written out and box up the whole shebang into a gift set she calls Peace of Mind Gift Card Set. You're better off looking at her website to get an idea of what I'm talking about.

Now this is the kind of gifting that I can get into.

(Heard about this from swissmiss)

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