Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I know it's November and Thanksgiving is upon us, but I can't help it. Christmas is definately my favorite holiday. I love it ALL, the tree, decorations, music, wrapping paper, cookies, you name it. We are almost done with the boys gifts, only some stocking stuffers to go. For a couple of years now we have scaled way down on the amount that we give them. I think on some level they appreciate what they receive more than in the past. I start talking to them months before about what they may truly "want". It provokes thought on their part. I'm gathering my recipes together for homemade goodies to give out and for our 2nd Annual Cookie Exchange. I'm making the Ragamuffin Garland featured on Edie's blog found here. Mine is made from Christmas colored scraps of fabric that I already have and that my dear friend Sandy is donating to me. I'll post pics as soon as it's done. I've also been recycling my old Christmas cards by cutting off the front of the card and gluing it to the front of a brown paper gift bag. I have some lunch bags that I'm going to do this too to pack up my homemade goodies. I promise pics will come. Enjoy the day, think of the fabulous Christmas things that are coming. In my heart I believe people cherish homemade gifts (edible or not) more than anything you could buy at a store. Cheers.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, I thought a little bit about Christmas at the start of the month and then got carried away with other things. I am actually going to try and make (like sew) scarves for all of the Sunday school and Pre-School teachers of my boys. We'll see... I usually buy gift cards.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. As far as the apple cider goes, its one and a half cups. I usually start out with a cup and add the other half slowly, watching for consistancy.