03 December 2012

Christmas has landed

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving!  We had a terrific day with family and then on black Friday enjoyed going down to the Festival of Trees.  It was a lot of fun, and my son especially enjoyed it this year.

I'm happy to say that Christmas has landed at our house.  We have all of our decorations up and it is very bright and cheerful in our house.  I love our tree with its eclectic collection of hand-made, hand-me-down, and a few ornaments I've purchased over the years.

I've been working with the kids to come up with creative gift ideas that they can make and give to family and friends.  I think some of the best gifts are the hand-made ones that I've received and I want to try to instill in my kiddos that a gift doesn't have to cost a lot to be special, sometimes the simple hand-made things are much more meaningful than anything else.  I think that is one of the reasons that I love making jewelry and other crafts.  There is more of a story behind it that something machine made and purchased at the mall.

Even though it is getting busier around here I am doing my best to get orders shipped out as quickly as possible.

I hope your family can enjoy this season even with all of the craziness it can sometimes bring.