I've been researching homemade Christmas gifts. I usually try to have something for the children to make for their grandmothers each Christmas. The kids love it and and their grandmothers love to show off what their grandchildren make. In the past we've made:
1. Christmas decorations
2. Every year we make gift tags out of shrinky dinks with each person's name on it that can do on the Christmas tree after that (I'll give more details on this later),
3. Sock snowfolks (my personal favorite!!) - http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11326. My eldest was 6 when we made these and he got very creative and even made shepherds for the nativity scene out of these. They are soooo cute!!
4. This year we are decorating picture frames with sea shells from our vacation to the beach. We took a picture of the kids at the beach for their first time and will put it in the frames. They have been waiting all summer and fall to finally make something with their sea shells.
I just found this wonderful blog that I will be reading more often. It's hard to find frugal, homemade Christmas gifts that are cute and something you'd really like to give. FrugalVillage has some wonderful ideas! I can't wait to make the first 3 ideas. http://www.frugalvillage.net/2008/11/16/creative-homemade-holiday-gifts/
Happy Thanksgiving week to you all!!
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I am a work in progress. I am striving to be an encouraging wife, a fun and loving homeschool mother, to learn to homestead, organize, and adapt. I desire to see life more like Jesus and less like the world's view of what's important. I praise God that I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone, by Christ alone! Cuz' I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN!