A friend of mine retired recently and yesterday was her retirement party. She is a much loved teacher and will be sorely missed. I wanted to give her a special present to commemorate her years of dedication.
I hired an artist to paint these Tom's shoes for her.
My friend is an artist and a language teacher so I thought she would get a kick out of these. She always wears interesting shoes too.
I think when you are giving someone a gift, you should put a lot of thought into it. Thoughtless gifts are insulting.
I feel that if you can't give thoughtful gifts, you shouldn't give a gift at all.
I gave her this framed saying which I had made for her too. Her name and the date are on the bottom.
I also like to wrap presents as nicely as possible. It shows the recipient that you took time to make the gift special.
I wrap my gifts elaborately so the people receiving them don't want to open them.