Friday, October 15, 2010

A Handmade Christmas

Christmas card inspired by
 How Six Found Christmas
One of my favorite Christmas stories is Trina Schart Hyman's "How Six Found Christmas". The last line is, "Christmas is not only where you find it. It is also what you make it." There were many times as a single mom, when the Christmas we had was the Christmas we made, and what fun we had making Christmas!

 I have always been partial to homemade gifts, in spite of what the media so often tells us about how hockey they are. I've discovered I'm not alone! Check out Plain and Joyful Living: a Handmade Holiday, if you are of like mind. Although it is only mid October, it's time to begin thinking about Christmas, if one is going to actually make any gifts  in time!

I'm in an ornament exchange this year, and have begun researching ways to make beautiful ornaments easily. Here's an idea on making paper from scratch and using that paper to make ornaments, from Sippy Cup Central.

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