Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why I Spent $7.99+ Tax on a Magazine

Because I really really want to try to make this a handmade Christmas. I'm tired of buying people more junk they don't need and probably don't want. I want to hand-make the people I care for some gifts so that they are more special and meaningful, and also not made in China.

I found some good ideas in here and pretty soon I'm going to need to make a list of what I plan to make for whom.

Do you ladies have any gifts you like to hand-make? Or resources you use for good hand-made gifts? Point me in the righ direction, ladies!


Anonymous said...

Hugs are the best homemade gift, plus they "keep on giving" all year long!

Seriously... how 'bout just time spent together, a cup of coffee, and time laughing or crying! As I age (!) that's what I look forward to the most.

Of course, because I love to be warm in the winter, I can't help but wear that fuzzy, soft bathrobe you gave me last Christmas over top my clothes even during the day when I feel "shivery" (is that a word?).

But I think homemade gifts are just as meaningful. Like Bill Cosby (the comedian) says, "I give my mom a rock I found by the stream, and she tears up, and says 'oh, it's the best gift I ever got. How sweet...' and she rants on and on and on. The dad, however, looks at the rock and gaffaws.... 'what'd ya' give me that ole hunk from the junk heap 'fer? Put that out back by the fence where it belongs!'"

So, here's to giving and TO RECEIVING!

Love Laur

Armchair Housewife said...

How do you wrap hugs and time together.. in traditional wrapping paper or in pretty see-through cellophane? :) You're too sweet, mom. So, maybe the clue here is to hand-make you something that will facilitates more time together with your family. Hmm... putting my thinking cap on...

M3isMe said...

I know you're cruising now, but I just had to post after catching up on my feeds...you are so right! Home-made just has to get us closer to where we want to be (even towards encouraging more hugs). I'm trying it this year and hope my kids don't rebel too much. (Still haven't figured out if Santa has to be home-made, but Mom and Dad definitely are!) Thanks for sharing...

Armchair Housewife said...

Thanks, M3isme, for posting your comment. It doesn't appear that you have a blog when I clicked on your profile name. that's too bad! if you start one come and let me know. ;)

Blessings on moving towards a hand-made Christmas. i really am going to try my best this year.

God Bless!