Blogmas 2014 - Day 7 Handmade Gifts
Ok, I have to say it... I LOVE handmade gifts. The fact that someone took the time to make something for me, makes me feel so special. Ben and Sydney make me gifts at school for Christmas and Mother's Day, and nothing makes me cry quite like their special gifts. Sydney has been very into making gifts for me at school on a regular basis this year, and I'm really enjoying it. I keep them all!
One year, after Shawn and I moved out, we were really low on money, so I knitted all of the women in both my family and his, big chunky scarves that we put with some pretty smelling lotion in little wooden boxes I had painted. My mother-in-law still wears the scarf I made her, from time to time. Last year for Christmas, I made my mom a little gift box with a few simmer scents (wet potpourri type stuff) homemade laundry detergent, maybe homemade dishwasher detergent, and an apron I made for her. I thought it was a fun gift. Since then, she's started making laundry detergent, and she recently called me to ask how to make a certain simmer scent I had sent her. Also, in the dining room, the apron I made her hangs on a hook, ready to be used. It makes me feel really good that she may enjoy something I worked very hard on for her.
I don't do handmade gifts every year. I just don't feel like I have the time, and I'm really not as creative as I'd like to be. Maybe, someday when my kids are a little older, I'll have the time to sit down and make some wonderful handmade gifts.