Sounds harsh, right?
Here’s the thing. There comes a time when it’s no longer feasible to allow people to “live in your head” and be a part of deciding what you need to do.
This might sound radical, but this is actually my thought when it comes to whether or not people think I’m cheap for giving handmade gifts.
Yes. I don’t give one bit of attention to that possibility. I just don’t care.
I can’t possibly know anyway whether they would be telling me the truth even if I point blank asked them, so what good could it do?
The fact of the matter is that whether or not you make handmade gifts for people is your choice, and yours alone.
You might choose to do it because:
- you need to stay within a specific budget for the holidays
- you have spent a ton of money on craft stash that with a little time could make some nice things
- you just want to and it’s no one else’s business why
Whatever the reason, you are going to do it anyway, so why even dwell on the possibility that someone might think the wrong thing about you?
Let them be wrong, and you stay within budget.
Let them be wrong and you get your money’s worth out of your craft stash.
Let them just be wrong, and you just do what you have to do.
It really will be okay.
And in the meantime while you are working on this new mindset, check out this video I made for a past webinar about my Handcrafted Gifts Made Simple Program. In the Program, you’ll not only learn more of what you have just read, you will also have a whole system to use year after year for your handmade gift making.