National Children’s Art Expert Offers Suggestions for Homemade Gifts and Activities That Kids Can Give and Receive
(December 13, 2007, New Braunfels, TX) – Many people, especially parents of young children, are trying to find less commercial alternatives for gifts for the holidays. Trying to recapture the spirit of the holidays by giving meaningful presents instead of the latest advertised gadget, video game or doll can be challenging.
“By simplifying the holidays with homemade gifts and memorable experiences of time together, parents can send a strong message to their kids,” says national children’s art expert, Shell Herman. “Alternative gifts can give your family a little more of what matters,” says Herman, CEO of KidzArt, a children’s art enrichment franchise organization with locations throughout the U.S.
Homemade gifts or gifts of special experiences can depict the true meaning of the holidays. Herman offers some suggestions:
Homemade presents such as tie-dyed shirts, jingle bell bracelets, a painting or a calendar filled with family photos will be a big hit with the kids whether they make or receive them. “Encourage your children to write and illustrate their own story that they can give as presents to family members such as grandparents,” says Herman.