Happy Holidays!!!!! Oh wait, it's only July
I love to make gifts. I love to receive hand made gifts. Have you ever made something for someone for Christmas, and because of all of the excitement Christmas morning, it doesn't get appreciated? You put a lot of time and love into it.
Here is an idea for a new tradition: A Handmade Christmas Eve
Each person draws a name of a family member, then they make something for that person. On Christmas Eve you open those presents, saving Christmas day for the other ones, playing, eating and sleeping.
Now, with me, making stuff is how I get my budget to work when times are tough. But when times are good, this would still be a great idea.
I wanted to post this now to give people time to gather ideas and make items so you are not rushed at the last minute. You can set a price limit if you want or make up your own guidelines so someone doesn't get a pet rock while another person gets something really elaborate.
Here are a couple of ideas:
-crocheted hot pads (pattern can be found atBev’s Country Cottage)
-painted garden markers