Well, I’ve just about had it and it’s only 7 days into November.
I feel like Jim Carey’s Grinch… “Do you know where all those gifts end up? They come to me… in your GARBAGE! IN… YOUR… GARBAGE!”
I’m over the commercial stuff. I’d rather spend $100 at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s and take three days off of work to make stuff for people, rather than try to go out and buy something I think they’ll need or want.
There’s SO MUCH LOVE that goes into coming up with just the right handmade gift to create and give. It’s crazy.
So, I’m taking a stand this year. I’m not going to tell other people what to do with their gift giving ideas, no. I’ve always had a tough time if someone asks me if there’s anything I need or want specifically, be it for me, or now for my daughter. I feel like asking for a specific gift and then getting it takes all the surprise and fun out of gift giving. But I oblige, because hey – not everyone should be trusted with a needle and thread, mmkay? ;)
My ‘stand’ is that anyone who’s getting a gift from me this year is getting one I make with my own hands. I’m seriously going to be blocking time out into my schedule, and making plans, and doing this up right. And guess what? You get to come along!! <3 I’ll be posting pics and ideas and all kinds of things. Hey… only 7 more Mondays until Christmas… get crackin’!
Here are some ideas to get you started… If you have any suggestions or anything you’d like to see me make, let me know!
- 101+ Inexpensive Handmade Christmas Gifts – from I Heart Naptime
- 15 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Making Now – from Honey Bear Lane
- 100 Mind-Blowing DIY Christmas Gifts People Actually Want – from DIY & Crafts