It’s Chriiiiiiiiistmas! And I’m making a little something for my Secret Santa. I have to confess that I’m enjoying the ‘make do and mend’ aspect of this recession. It gets you thinking about things in a different way which can only be a good thing. Making something, with my own hands holds a lot of meaning for me. It’s more; heartfelt, individual, handmade, personalised. Even the fact that it’s time-consuming is a good thing because it gives you time to think about the person you’re making it for.
Here’s hoping my little Secret Santa loves my handmade gift. Ah ha!… you thought I was going to say he or she didn’t you – but you see I’m smarter than that :)
I love making pressies too, yours looks so pretty
Totally on board with what you’ve posted here; this year again we’re doing a ‘£5 Christmas’ – you either buy the raw materials for under a fiver or just shop buy something for £5. Either way, it really gets you thinking about what you’re giving and how you can make it special.
This year we are wrapping in brown paper with luggage tags and making seasonal potato prints for the tags…
It always nice to receive something handmade and know that a lot of care and love has gone into making it – far better than mass produced goods.
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