a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
synonyms:present, handout, donation, offering, bestowal, bonus, award, endowment;

a natural ability or talent.

synonyms:talent, flair, aptitude, facility, knack, bent, ability, expertise, capacity, capability, faculty


give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest.

You are a gift. You have gifts. You give gifts. Gifts are in us, are us and are all around us all the time. Our family is a gift, our life is a gift. Our best friends tend to give the best gifts, the most meaningful ones, in our greatest time of need. Gifts are to be celebrated and shared, though some, at times, are anonymous. Each day we experience some type of gift, if we only look for it. As the holiday season is quickly approaching us, let’s take some time for ourselves, to nurture and feed our inner selves, and explore this idea of gifts. The intrinsic and the external.

We understand that this is a very difficult period of time for many of us with the holidays, planning, shopping, cooking, travelling and more. This is why art journaling may be the very best gift you can give yourself this year. To set aside, even a very few, moments and reflect, process and inspect your thoughts, feelings and experiences may be the most life saving times you have this season as Aunt Betty drinks too much eggnog and shares her personal grievances with the whole family. So, take a few minutes each week over the next six weeks and meet us here, in our special, secret and safe art journal haven, and we will explore the gifts we all posses.

We suggest for this season to set yourself up simply. Don’t add more stress during this time. Have a simple journal and small kit of items you love using put together and in an easy to reach place. Also, be mindful as you are receiving cards, gifts and other bits and pieces of paper that float around at this time and toss a few special items into your art journaling kit to use.

We cannot wait to get started and please know that YOU are a gift to us. So much love and gratefulness for you today,

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