You don't have to invest in huge framed paintings and break the bank, but you can still offer art in different ways.
Art print greeting cards is just one affordable way. They can enjoy the sentiments you write inside and then enjoy the print on the front, signed and titled by the artist. (ME!)
If You Prefer an Original Piece of Art to Give as a Gift...
Another affordable option is my "two gifts in one". These are matted original watercolors that have been affixed to a Strathmore card. You can write your note inside and then it can be displayed as a card or quickly popped into a 5 x 7 inch frame to hang on wall.
A nice card with sentiments that is also a gift of art to frame.
Hand Painted Mixed Media Bookmarks
This is another affordable option to give art as a gift. These are original mixed media piece of art that are protected in a plastic bookmark sleeve. If you have an avid reader on your list this year, give them something original to remember you by.
If They Collect ACEO Art Cards..
This is another option that is literally under 10 bucks! Original little art trading cards that measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Many art lovers collect these cards to save in albums or to display in frames. They are an affordable way to enjoy original pieces of art and are shipped in protected card sleeves.