i think that a lot of times when people think about gift giving, there's this label involved of how much do i need to spend, ....maybe it's just me who thinks that, i dunno... but the art of simple giving gets forgotten these days...
what with busy lifestyles, just trying to play catch-up... still paying for christmas...
my favourite form of gift-giving though is in the simple things. like bread.
it's one of the things i try to do. when i have friends over for the first time (or second, if i just didn't get around to baking)... i like to send them home with bread.
i'm not trying to toot my own horn here or anything... i just really enjoy giving bread.
i've been baking our bread from scratch for years now... and recipes generally make 2 loaves... so it's really not all that difficult to just wrap up a loaf for a friend.
but really though, is there anything much more comforting than sitting down with a friend, or in quiet solitude... to fresh, warm bread, and a cup of tea?
well.. having some yarn and sticks close by, and a good book would be wonderful too, of course ;)
how about you? what's your "simple gift"? even if it's just watching someone's kids for a couple of hours, finding a good book for a friend, sending some tea their way.... a fave skein of yarn? come chat! the bread and the coffee is warm. xo