Share your gifts. If you love baking, make a pie for someone. If painting brings you happiness, give one of your works to a friend. By sharing our gifts, we spread so much joy, in both big and small ways. Never undervalue what might come easy to you, which in turn will be cherished by someone else, prompting them to share a gift they possess. It becomes a beautifully enlightened circle of giving.
Bags of fruit, such as oranges or apples, can often be quite a deal for the quantity received. Create a still life on a platter in your living room or entry hall, encouraging guests to help themselves as they depart your dinner or party. A sweet & thoughtful, and healthy, good-bye.
Winter is often a time when fresh flowers are less readily available. This is when a quick spin through your yard or neighborhood can produce a welcoming still-life from things that have dried. A quick snip, snip and you are on your way to a little natural visual interest.
So often in design, if one is good, two is better. The strength in the duo makes the combo a winning visual.
For a super easy hit of Holiday spirit, simply take whole cloves and press them into the skin and dot them around an orange. The scent of the clove oil mixing with the oils & juices of the citrus is heavenly. Make a few or many. They look swell clustered in a bowl or give as little gifts.