Tuesday, October 14, 2008
If you want to begin to make gifts for others for the holidays, you really need to begin now. At least the planning, list-making, contemplating part. I had fun making a gift-giving list on Friday and feel like I have a great game plan. That plan means that I can begin purchasing the supplies that I need now while I can find them on sale. If you need a place to find some great ideas, this link and also this one will start the creative juices flowing with all of their wonderful ideas!
With these crazy economic times and the wisdom of spending with cash, it makes good sense to make some simple yet meaningful gifts. Not to mention the joy that comes with creativity and the message of care that a handmade gift brings.
And it may be also time to prep your home for the holidays...slowly but surely. Declutter old toys and clothes. Repair things. Stock up on batteries. Prepare storage/organization solutions. Give thought and care to how your home can be a place of hospitality and service during the holidays. Planning a little bit now can ensure a meaningful, stress-less holiday season where you celebrate the way you REALLY want to and not by the demands of the culture, advertising, etc.
So now I am off to continue making wellness baskets for many teachers and family...filled with these goodies, some hot teas and dark chocolate. And some library totes for children with their names embroidered on the front with a book tucked inside. Gifts that I pray will nourish and inspire.
What are your gift-giving plans this year??
photo by sleepy terry