Homemade gifts from the heart
A flower, a photo album, a mix CD—sometimes it’s the homemade gift that means the most. Relatively easy-to-do, inexpensive gifts you can make for your friends and family.
This image taken from a personalized comic book shows a girl who has had a turkey attached to her face. My friend Rebecca drew this comic for me at Thanksgiving when we were in ninth grade. Whenever I read it, it lifts my spirits. It is a work of pure imagination. We have never discussed turkey together, which makes the creation of a comic about turkey wondrous. In the middle of my world of college, grades and competition, I have an island of silliness. If only my biggest problem could be an obsession with Butterball turkeys.
—Seth Shamban, 16, North Hollywood HS