While some of you are out fighting the crowds for great Black Friday deals, others of us are enjoying our Home Sanctuary as we work on creative ways to make gifts and/or create memories for those we love.
Don’t get me wrong. I have absolutely nothing against buying gifts – my husband and I made the rounds on Monday and have a few more things to order online – but I do have a number of family members who are cutting down on gifts for extended family, so we are working on family gifts that promote togetherness for both the giving family and the receiving family.
In an attempt to get more ideas for our family gift ideas, the Collapsible Market Tote Giveaway has been E-X-T-E-N-D-E-D to Friday, December 12, 2008.
Get the full details at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a Giveaway.
I ‘ve gotten some great ideas from my Company Girls already:
Esthermay at The Heart of a Pastor’s Wife
We are taking down our old draperies that will make great wrapping for gifts.
Erin at Finding the Funny
The kids will be making some picture frames for their Great-Grandmother and Grandparents. For the kids, they are all out of construction paper, for several months now. To save on money (I would be buying these items anyway), and boost their present count, we are infusing their craft box with packs of paper and other crafty type items.
Rachel Anne at Home Sanctuary
At our big family get together was provide a craft for the smaller kids to do.
You can create very simple photo books online, and they don’t cost very much.
Rebecca (if you have a web site that I can add, please let me know)
“gift” people with my time and energy with gift certificates for service.
Make handmade christmas ornaments to commemorate something special to the person. Using photo transfer to fabric you can sew a portrait ornament to hang and remember a special occasion, or special person or pet.
Melissa at Seven Matters
Basket filled with all you need for a cold winter night’s meal. Soup starter, bread, (homemade or store bought), Hot cocoa, and a few festive mugs, napkins and candles. : )
Alicia at Momma’s Musings
Dress the kids in their Christmas outfits and take some (hopefully) nice pictures of them, then frame them and give as gifts.
TJ at Sweet Home
Homemade Christmas – knitting and sewing different items and will probably bake cookies as usual for gifts.
Thanks for all the ideas so far. These are great!
Yours for the celebration of life,
Looking for more holiday tradition ideas? Stop by Internet Cafe for their Christmas idea exchange extravangza.