It is funny how this seems to surprise me every year – right after my son’s birthday (on November 29). But the Christmas season is very near, if I like it or not (I am very ambivalent about Christmas. It’s a long story. Let’s just say this “celebration” has not been easy in my family when I was a child).
This year we don’t get to celebrate with the kids (they are with the other parents every other year) and we are hoping to go away somewhere with sun and warm weather, but we will wait and see if we can get a better price if we order closer to the departure date.
We still have to get gifts for people. And this means I have to think fast (and work fast) to get the gifts in order. I am definately not going to do handmade gifts all around, but I feel the urge to do some at least.
Last year I did two posts on handmade gifts:
The handmade gifts for anyone else :-)
I read through them and came up with two things I know I’ll do: Box bags as wash-bags (I made knitting kits in box bags last year) and real home-cooked soap. I might add personalised wash-cloths as well. We’ll see.
Parting garden pic: