Richard had left his Christmas shopping until the last minute again!
It had been a stressful time over lockdown with both he and his wife working from home!
But at least they had the family dog to enable them to escape for some fresh air! It also gave them a much needed respite from all the bad news that was on repeat on TV. He didn’t know what they would have done without him!
With Christmas approaching though he was starting to feel overwhelmed. His wife normally had it all wrapped up but they had decided to forgo presents this year. He knew that he wanted to get something though as she had been a rock over the last few months and he really wanted to show his appreciation.
He never knew what to buy for her and for the last 3 years he had got her a voucher for a local spa. With lockdown though, the spa had sadly closed so how could he cheer her up and give her something to look forward to next year?
Scrolling through facebook he noticed a painting by a local animal artist…..mmm….His dog would make a perfect painting! They loved it so much his wife had even set up it’s own facebook page and insta account!
This particular artist had won awards and had a lot of testimonials on her website from previous clients!
Apparently she not only managed to capture the joy and spirit of the animals that she painted but she had Gift Vouchers that he could send. This meant that the painting was not only paid for, but his wife could get exactly what she wanted, when she was ready! He knew from years of experience that she loved the house just right, so at least this meant that he didn’t have to surprise her with a fait accompli!
The voucher would be sent with a personal message in a card so that all he had to do was sit back and take the praise.
He went to the website, www.pawsomepaintings.co.uk and looked through the online portfolio – she even had videos of pets she had painted previously!
After watching a few on her Youtube channel he decided that her style of painting would suit the lounge very well!
He purchased a voucher for a 20x20cm acrylic portrait for an offer price of £70 (it even included Postage and Packing!)
A great price for a great likeness!
Having received a receipt and email from the artist herself, he poured himself a drink and patted himself on the back for a job well done!
“Not only that!” he thought, “but I have been an Eco Warrior as I haven’t resorted to unwanted tat like I did last year…and the year before…and the year before….”
Be smug like Richard and get Christmas in the bag with something that is truly personal and can be treasured forever!
His wife in the meantime had bought a voucher for her precious pooch for a trip to the doggy spa!