When I was a kid, stockings were my favorite part of Christmas morning; which is why it is so ironic that I despise them now that I am a parent. Well maybe that is a little too strong. I don’t despise them. I like how they look hanging up near the chimney. I enjoy watching my children pull small gifts out with so much anticipation. I just don’t like shopping for them and filling them. Continue reading
My 3 year old son has more than once said he loves Grandma, Mommy, & Daddy because we buy him things! I don’t think he is spoiled. I don’t think we BUY him too much. I was mildly disgusted until I thought about it for a while. Giving gifts has been around since the beginning of mankind. People give gifts to show appreciation, generosity, and caring. That is love isn’t it? Continue reading
If you are low on cash and have some spare time and if your kids are young enough to not know the difference you can make a lot of their Christmas gifts.
I know, because I did it 2 Christmases ago when I met all three criteria! It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun! Consider it… Use your imagination, the internet, and the materials you already have. I made it a GOAL to buy a little as possible and use materials I already had from past projects, etc. Continue reading
Save those to-go Styrofoam containers or well cleaned meat trays! Here is a kid-friendly art project that you will enjoy too: A print-making method which is great for making holiday cards, gift-wrap, or customized gifts. The great thing about prints is once you have a design you like, you can make multiples! Everyone on your list this season will love getting a personalized gift with your artistic touch (or at least they will say they do)!
Ideas for personalized gifts…