Many of us have traditions of family Christmases long ago that we zero in on each year. Christmas, based on the generously lavish gift God sent into the world, i. e., the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior, awakens generosity and gift-giving in people all over the world. Our little home is no exception.
One Christmas, it looked like we would be short of cash. We determined that we would all have a “Home-made Christmas.” We included the kids in this little concept. Each of the kids got a chance to make gifts for one other and for Mom and Dad.
- Our eldest made me a foot stool of wood with an upholstered cushion.
- My husband and I fashioned a doll out of wooden spools for our young daughter.
- My husband made me a small wooden nativity scene to set on our window sill. He designed a second one as a toy for our small daughter.
Not all of the gifts were made of wood. My husband likes candy. What a perfect gifts we made for him from our kitchen…peanut brittle and toffee.
Though the home-made gifts worked for us when money was scarce, we need not wait for that reason to make Christmas home-made. Let me encourage you to try it. You may have many resources in your home and garage with which to work. Be creative. You have plenty of time to get working on it. There are still over 2 months till Christmas. Not only will you be making a gift, you will make a memory!
To purchase cards with the “Nativity” design, drawn of the gift my husband made, follow this link to our store.
Would you like ideas for gift-making? Try this website: http://www.mommysavers.com/frugal-christmas-25-days-of-homemade-gift-ideas/
Sketch by Wenda Grabau
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