Yes I said Christmas. Listen, I’m sorry. Let me explain.
Last year was primarily a handmade Christmas, and if you remember, I blogged about it every Saturday.
One thing you have to know about me- I get overwhelmed, I get bad anxiety, and when I get stressed I am not a good mama or wife.
I know that in order for me to even *think* of having another handmade Christmas, I have to start in September. We are a busy family, both self employed, and I have to take advantage of any free time I have starting NOW.
Am I forgiven? Good.
Let me go on. So we will be making handmade gifts for grandparents, siblings we draw in the Christmas swap, and a few of them for our own.
We have a present rule in my house (thanks to Design Mom plus one of my own)
~Something to Play With
~Something to Read
~Something to Wear
~Something Pretty to Look At (<—that one is my addition)
Boy, does it make holidays more affordable, less stressful, and not overdone- let me tell you.
picture courtsey of the Living Crafts Magazine
And if you are thinking about doing a Handmade Christmas too, check out my ideas from last year AND check back at my blog as I blog about my current projects I am working up until….gulp…yes Christmas.