Buying someone a bunch of flowers and a card is a lovely gesture, which can brighten their day, but ultimately the flowers will wilt and the card will get thrown away. Why not take a different approach with handmade papercraft creations that make more meaningful presents for loved ones? Plus, you might enjoy making them, too.
Canon Creative Park is full of free templates for papercraft models which you can keep for yourself or give as gifts. We invited crafter Martin of @MartinMayhem to create a papercraft bouquet and card for his partner, but this wasn't his only task.
We also challenged him to make his homemade gifts even more personalised by including photographs.
"Paper is amazing," says Martin. "For me, it's about having something physical to cut up, fold, apply ink and add colour to. The opportunities are endless with it if you can think of something to make – and even if you can't, there's so much inspiration out there."
Here's how Martin went the extra mile with his gift making.