3D Printed Snowflake Christmas cookies. Source: Paula Fernanda on flickr.com
3D Printed Snowflake Christmas cookies. Source: Paula Fernanda on flickr.com

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with gifts from the heart? With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy for the meaning of the holiday to get lost. Purchasing expensive toys, gadgets, and jewelry for our loved ones has become the mainstay of Christmas.

But what about the joy we express to each other with a handmade creation? Not all gifts need to be expensive or complicated. A drawing or homemade cookies from our children can mean so much more than another kitchen gadget or watch. Giving our family members letters of appreciation has staying power and generates joy and kindness that commercial gifts just do not have.

Get Crafty with Handmade Presents

So where should you start? Simple gifts, such as homemade cookies, handmade greeting cards, and letters telling your loved ones how much they mean to you are great ideas. Creating kid books that tell a story featuring the child are a wonderful choice for young children. Making a scrapbook for grandparents will certainly mean more than another pair of socks or a fruit basket. Use your imagination and consider what sort of gift would be perfect for your loved one.

Sometimes spending time can be just as important, if not more so, for your elderly parents or the lonely neighbor across the street. Homemade soup and bread may be just the thing for these elders, and listening to their stories can be gratifying for both parties. Connecting with your family and friends around the holidays can be simple, yet powerful, and leave you with feelings of love and gratitude.

Personalized 3D Printed Gifts to Create Gifts of Wonder

One of the wonderful things about 3D printed items is that you can personalize items at an affordable cost. Customized stamps  with your initials or signature is a great way to save time signing your handmade Christmas cards. You can also use personalized stamps to decorate scrapbooks, kid books, or wrapping paper.

Creating homemade sugar cookies with your family is a wonderful way to bond with each other and create a lasting tradition. WhiteClouds has a selection of cookie cutters that will delight your family for years to come.

3D printing your child's crayon drawing is also a fantastic gift for grandparents and family members. WhiteClouds can take the picture of your child’s drawing, turn it into a 3D digital model, and print it as a sculpture on one of our printers. The result is a precious keepsake that will be cherished for years. This is also a wonderful gift for children to see their visions come to life and hold in their hands.

Whatever you choose, these homemade gifts will show your love and gratitude and create magical memories for your family. Cherishing your loved ones and letting them know how special they are will mean more than anything else under the tree.