torsdag 2. desember 2010

the joy of giving


I just love giving gifts! I love buying them, I enjoy wrapping them up and nothing is better than when you nail it and the gift is appreciated by the recipient!

Think I have it from my mom, she is just the same. Actually - I think she is worse.
Last year when I was visiting her in December she was done with all her Christmas presents for the year and when I revealed that I had a few left for my girlfriends she says 'Ooooh, we can go shopping for gifts, how fun! Won't you let me pitch in a bit so that the gifts to your friends are a little bit from me too? 


Got to love my mom!


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Å gi bort gaver er noe av det koseligste jeg vet. Det er moro å handle presanger, det er gøy å pakke dem inn og ingen ting er bedre enn når noen liker det du gir dem!

Jeg tror jeg har det fra mamma. Eller når jeg tenker meg om så tror jeg hun er enda værre. I fjor da jeg besøkte henne nordpå rett før jul var hun for lengst ferdig med innkjøpene av sine presanger. Så da jeg sa at jeg hadde et par igjen var gleden stor. 'Åh så koselig, da kan vi ta oss en handlerunde! Kan jeg ikke få legge i noen kroner sånn at presangene til Ulla, Heidi og Lynette blir littegrann fra meg også?'

Fine mamsen!

45 kommentarer:

  1. I love buying and giving gifts too, when ever I'm out and about I think oh so and so will like that but I have to stop myself from getting it as I think for some people it can get overwhelming. I used to buy my things in September but this year I haven't got myself organised at all, I hope the snow clears a little for the weekend so that I can go out and buy things... I've only just bought one things so far :| but I don't have so many people to buy for.

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  2. Hello, my dear!!!
    I love to buy gifts. But I do not like to pack up. Although one could make it so beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Big Hugs,
    Yvonne

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  3. aw she sounds like a perfect mom!!!

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  4. i also love buying and wrapping gifts...enjoy your christmas shopping!
    x

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  5. She sounds like a lovely mom...I adore buying gifts and the best part of it all is when the person opens the gift up and loves it:)
    Aww..Kisses, darling

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  6. Tänk att jag tycker bruna, enkla paket kan vara det mest effektfulla! Mina två söner älskar dock stjärnor & glitter på sina paket, så det blir mest sådana som hamnar under granen ändå! :-)

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  7. å,kor fint du pakka inn:) æ lika åsså best å ordne d sjøl!

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  8. What a great mom! I love giving gifts too!

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  9. what a good mom. i'm a horrible gift shopper though. haha

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  10. i love the ripping of off the wrappers. i like buying for the people i love too.

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  11. Can I give you my list? It just overwhelms me. Happy Shopping!

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  12. Haha,herlig mammaen ♥
    Gave-innpakking er alltid gøy, jeg bruker også mye grå-papir og hyssing :) det er så fint!

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  13. hah! your mom sounds so adorable.

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  14. adorable story! thanks for sharing!

    xo Alison

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  15. Utrolig herlig de tapene fra cute-tape. Lurer på om jeg ikke må ta meg en svingom innom der :)

    Kitty

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  16. I am the same - just love giving gifts!
    Your mom is too cute!

    Lovely pictures!

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  17. I love that paper. I am always excited to wraps gifts too.

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  18. Aww. Your mom seems amazing! I love the photos.

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  19. Love that quote! And I love giving gifts so much! I swear I am more excited to give them out than the people probably are to receive them, haha!!

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  20. I love these photos and this post - so so sweet! Your mom is a real gem :) So true, there's something very special about giving gifts (I love to make personalized jewelry for girlfriends - love thinking of each person's own style and aesthetic :)).

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  21. is it possible to have your mother cloned and shipped to Belgium?

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  22. giving make the world go round and round <3333

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  23. Can you believe it-our gift wrapping looks almost identical! Your mom seems so sweet-no wonder you're such an amazing woman!

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  24. ahh what a sweet mom you have

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  25. Awww, the pictures are lovely. I like giving gifts more than I like receiving them too.

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  26. pictures are great. and i love giving gifts too, but sometimes i search and search for the most perfectly perfect item... and then i end up w/late gifts! haha i need to improve :)

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  27. Your mom is too sweet!:D

    I love buying, wrapping, and giving gifts too!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  28. i love it when i pick the right thing too. i love it when i see their smile and surprise and you can tell they just love it.
    christmas shopping starts tomorrow...

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  29. Herlig med "Naturlig look" innpakning! Herlig rett og slett med jul::)

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  30. I love your mom!! She sounds like a sweetheart!!

    xoxo,
    c

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  31. I love the quote in the first image...
    Sometimes the true meaning of this time of year gets lost...
    x

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  32. The gift and wrap can be a real reflection of the giver, can't it? One day I would like a lovely vintage cupboard to store gifts, wrapping paper, ribbon, tags and all the bits and pieces that go with it! Enjoy! X

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  33. so sweet! And I agree there is something so nice about giving gifts to friends and family....and I remember growing up my sister and I used to sit down and wrap all the gifts together. It's those traditions I remember so fondly!! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. that's an amazing hobby, signe.
    beautiful pictures as always!

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  35. Christmas is my favourite time of the year! I love the words with this post.

    p.s. your mom sounds amazing Signe! And thank you for your lovely message. It means a lot.

    xoxo

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  36. Such a wonderful trait to inherit! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  37. such pretty packaging! i love the idea of wrapping gifts in paper and twine verses the typical holiday paper:) so inspirational, my friend!

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  38. The one thing i most like when i give a present to somebody is to see their expression.The feeling i get to see them happy because of my gift is just...precious! A wonderful trait this is:)

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  39. Hey! I love that wrapping. Good choice!

    xoxo,
    Dreaming of Palm Trees

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  40. That's such a lovely story about your mum wanting to pitch in for the gifts! I hope you are having fun preparing all your Christmas gifts xx

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  41. I love beautifully wrapped gifts and my favourite is brown paper with string and a simple ribbon. Love the pictures x x

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  42. That's a very beautiful quote! very true/

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  43. Such a lovely quote... and wrapping.

    Its similar to my wrapping plans for this year actually with the brown paper and string! Very vintage

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