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Beautiful Gifts To Make or Send

As artistic as you are, there may be times when you come up short on ideas for that special someone. When an occasion arises, and you find inspiration lacking, you can turn to some easy, fun and knock-their-socks off gifts. Take a look at some of the ideas below that you can either whip up in advance and keep on hand or order up online and have delivered for any occasion.

Picture Frames

You may have seen designer shows where crafters use wood to create a beautiful and simple picture frame. You don’t need to go hunting in the woods behind your house either. Take a look at the scraps leftover in your garage. Find a piece of wood that is bigger than the picture you want to include. Stain it any color you choose (natural tones are in style at the moment) and mount clips or small clothespins to hold the picture in place.

Sweet Treat Baskets

Baskets are almost always a hit, especially when you fill them with treats. Creating cookie gift baskets is as simple or ornate as you want to make it, but these type of gifts often get the most praise. Find a basket the appropriate size. You can use store-bought cookies or homemade. There are even companies that will create and deliver the basket for you using the variety of cookies you choose. The possibilities with this gift are endless, and it is 100% versatile.

Date Night Fun

If you are creating a gift for a close friend or family member who needs a break from the norm, craft a date night ready present. You can make it something that is enjoyed at home, like a paint-yourself kit that includes all the supplies required including the inspiration, or it can be an outside date with gift cards. Either way, getting a couple to spend time together can be the best gift you can give.

Finding a way to get creative even when the mood isn’t there is as simple as consulting a list of ideas and thinking ahead.

February is National Arts Month

February is National Arts Month! What is the best way to observe the occasion? Participate in art contests in school and universities where you are presently enrolled in, or in workplaces where art-related activities are encouraged. If you are a parent with young kids, you can bring them to museums and art galleries to expose them to the beauty and importance of art. Art educates and broadens young minds. It teaches them to be creative and express themselves in various ways.

Rue is one of my favorite characters in the movie Hunger Games. Traditional drawing by Naomi.

In support of the occasion, here is a list of museums that people can visit:

  • Ayala Museum – This is located in Makati, Philippines. It is cleverly situated in between two malls that will allow people who suddenly gain an interest in looking at museums while shopping.
  • Bahay Tsinoy – This is a museum made specifically to show how Filipino – Chinese live in the Philippines. It shows an unfathomable mix of the Chinese and Filipino culture infused together.
  • GSIS Museo ng Sining – From the name itself, it is a museum dedicated to the arts. Filipinos enjoy art a lot but do not have the time to check out galleries. This is a place wherein people can reflect on art works made by artists.
  • National Museum – This museum holds just about anything that is related to Philippine culture and how their ancestors lived. From containers to tombs, this is the museum that is truly popular in the Philippines.
  • Planetarium – Learn more about how the solar system works through an amazing display of lights.
  • Museo Pambata – Kids will surely enjoy learning about history when they visit this type of museum. Equipped with items that children will surely like, they will surely remember the things that they will see inside the museum.

From the list of museums that has been posted above, you can always choose a few to visit.

Meantime, you can check out the Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees below:

The National Museum of the Philippines is located at the P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. It is open from Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. #nationalartsmonth