Wooden gifts make an ideal present for many reasons.
Firstly,there is the all-important environmental aspect. As wood is an organic,renewable resource,this means that when using wood,you are not using up the Earth’s precious resources. Instead you are contributing to a greener and happier planet. When people opt for wooden gifts there is then the demand for more wooden gifts and so more trees need to be planted. Also,at the end of its life cycle wood can be composted and not leave any harmful waste. Therefore,wood is a sustainable material and a great choice for gifts.
Secondly,wood is a strong,durable and long-lasting material. When you give someone you love a wooden gift or wooden ornament,they will be able to keep that gift for years to come. And in doing so they will have the memory of your friendship and love with them all along their journey.
Thirdly,wood is a beautiful,tactile material. A wooden ornament is lovely to hold in your hands. It is never too hot or too cold. Smooth,oiled wood can feel soft to the touch. Wood is said to emit natural warmth which can be comforting. It is also said to have health benefits too. These benefits include reducing stress,lowering blood pressure and an overall sense of serenity. Having wooden ornaments in your home is believed to improve the air quality in that room by diminishing humidity.
Fourthly,wooden gifts make a great gift both for him and for her. Whether you are trying to say thanks to your mum for being so great on Mother’s Day or you want to give a gift to your brand-new baby grandson,a wooden gift is always appreciated. And not to mention that wood is the only gift to give for someone’s 5th wedding anniversary.
Fifthly,there is a strong spiritual connection between people and wood. The Celts held trees and wood in extremely high regard as do many other cultures. When you give a wooden gift to someone,especially a personalised wooden gift you can add layers of thought and meaning to it. For example,a wooden gift made from oak wood tells the receiver that you connect them with ideas of strength,endurance and prosperity.
At Artwood,we love working with wood. Our Suncatchers are made from native Irish wood and combined with rainbow maker crystals. Suncatchers can be hung in a sunny window and when the sun shines the crystal will disperse mesmerising rainbow prisms all around your room. These wooden gifts come in various shapes and sizes. Our most popular shape is our Moon Suncatcher.
There is something magical about taking a raw piece of wood and honing it into a beautiful creation. Each step of the process reveals more and more of the beauty and character of the piece of wood that is being worked on. For example,after we have sanded a moon,we then dip it into the oil. This reveals the grain of the wood and we can see any spalts or burrs.
We use a variety of woods to create our Suncatchers. The Beech and Oak wood that we use have been harvested a few 100 metres down the road from where we live here in Co. Leitrim,Ireland. So,the soil in which we grow our vegetables,the roads and lanes on which we walk and cycle have all been enriched by these trees. It is a great privilege for us to then carve this wood and create beautiful gifts for people to enjoy all over the world.
So,if you are looking for a wooden gift to give to someone that you love we hope that you will have a look at our Suncatchers. They are environmentally friendly and long-lasting. They will bring serenity and beauty into any room,be it an office or kitchen. Artwood’s Suncatchers make an ideal wooden gift for birthdays,weddings,remembrances,anniversaries and new babies. Our window hanging suncatchers can also be personalised which means you can add that personal touch for any occasion. Our wooden moon suncatchers come in an environmentally friendly presentation box and we can ship worldwide. All in all,we hope that you will agree that choosing wooden gifts is a great gift idea and that next time you need one,you will take a look at what we have to offer.
Wishing you sunshine and rainbows,
Emily and Giolla from Artwood.ie