The Giving Plate Gift

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My BFF Jill is one of the most generous and amazing gifters I know, so I could not let this week of gift sharing pass without sharing her gift to me (and many) that is also a gift I can give.

What is better than receiving a gift you can give?

The #givingplate is a plate meant to be given away.  The recipient is asked to sign the back with a gold paint marker that is included,

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fill the plate with goodies or a meal or any kind of gift,

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and give it away.

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The person receiving it is asked to do the same,

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allowing the #givingplate to “tell the story.”

The story of its travels and those that gave and received it.

Jill spent several weeks going to a ceramic shop hand painting, glazing, and getting 20 or so of these plates made to share with friends and family.

The funniest thing about this gift is that it is one I almost did myself.

One day in early December, Jill and I were browsing at Home Goods, and I was looking at plates and started telling her an idea I had for a Christmas gift that is made by painting a message on a plate for people to give away and share.  I asked her what she thought of the idea.

She said, “Don’t do it.”

At first startled, I looked at her smiling, and I knew!

She was already doing it.

Quite the sign of “soul sistas” I say, when out of all the gifts we could think to create, we both think of this!

Mine would never have been done so lovely, so I am super happy she did it, and I got it, and I get to give it away!

Who knows – it may end up in one of your hands/homes one day!

#payitforward

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

50 thoughts on “The Giving Plate Gift

  1. Couldn’t think of a better gift for one who is so giving herself. And the joy you will have as you fill the “giving plate” with your love as you gift it to someone else!
    Have Blessed New Year my friend,
    Char ❤️ 🎉 🍾

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  2. What a great gift idea! Sometimes it feels like gift giving really gets away from us (me) in that I just buy online and lose creativity. I love ideas that are thoughtful like this! Thanks for the great post!

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  3. Jodi, how wonderful! so filled with love and a Generosity of Soul that can’t be ‘bought’…. you are so right. the best gifts, are from the heart costing little. Thank You for sharing this wonderful Reminder!! 🙂

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