For the past couple of years I have made a commitment to make all or most of our Christmas presents. In this house there are two reasons for that. The first is for economic reasons. The second is simply because I belive everyone I love deserves something made just for them. Nothing is more personal and heart-felt. The gift my be small…sometime just a simple hat. When I make a gift, I think about and pray for that person often. Sometimes in this busy life, that’s the only time I’m that fervent about it. I feel so connected to each person through their gift. I am searching for the perfect way to convey to you the emotion involved.
Thinking about the individual for so long makes me appreciate them in my life, feel a deeper love for them, and think of all the reasons I love who they are. It’s not just a gift I’m making, It’s an attitude and feeling I have towards them. Whether it’s sewing or knitting, I’d better get to loving my family one stitch at a time.
If you would like to join me this season in hand making gifts, leave a comment in the box. I would love to see your projects as they’re completed. To go a step farther, share something about the receiver that you never want to forget, or that you cherish about them.
Remember you don’t have to make all your gifts to participate. Save money and make memories. Commit to at least one hand-made gift this Christmas.
Sewing, crochet, knitting, baking, crafting, woodworking, and art are some venues for your handmade gifts.