With the economy as it is and the rising prices of some gifts, despite sales, many people are getting more into making homemade Christmas gifts for their family members. Yet it’s not only about saving money. It’s also about the heart they put into their homemade gifts. And many would agree that homemade gifts have much more meaning than those bought from a store.
If you’re a crafty person and good with digital art on the computer then homemade Christmas cards are definitely a great choice. If that’s not your thing you could draw a Christmas card or create one out of fabric supplies and such around your house. A last resort would probably be to buy one from the store and modify it in some way so it has that homemade touch. You could also include a memorable photograph, a lottery ticket or even a gift card in your Christmas card. The best bet for children is for them to create hand drawn Christmas cards for family and perhaps even put Christmas stickers on the card or envelope.
One thing you can never go wrong with are homemade holiday foods. Everyone knows that Christmas cookies and other desserts make for an enjoyable gift for anyone. The time you put into baking for family members and friends will definitely be appreciated and nothing creates the atmosphere of the holidays more than a fresh pie, sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven. If you want to go all out you could bake a Yule Log. Baking is an excellent activity to get your whole family involved in and spread the holiday spirit.
Christmas ornaments also make for a great gift for the holidays and being that they’re homemade they’ll be passed from generation to generation in your family. And it’s never too late to add another decoration onto a Christmas tree. Like baking, creating homemade Christmas tree ornaments can be done as a family event using all sorts of items from glass to cotton balls and even aluminum foil. You can even use items from nature, such as pine cones, to create glittery ‘snow-covered’ pine cone decorations with a little glue. Or even what i made in elementary school, a googly-eyed clothespin Reindeer.