Most years it’s impossible to not go broke getting a gift for everyone. Add to that the fact that I love giving presents and will add random people to my list just because they were extra nice to me at a random time before Christmas and it really turns into a problem.
This year we were particularly careful with money, considering the impending arrival of our daughter any time now (Seriously, get her out of me. Please?), so I put a recently-learned craft to use. I crocheted every gift we gave with the exception of our nieces, to whom we gave book store gift cards because they’re young and knowledge is power. [I hope you also read that in Schoolhouse Rock form, because that’s what happened in my head as I typed it.]
All I can really make at this point are scarves and hats, but still I’m pleased with myself and I’ve gotten a great response from everyone I’ve gifted so far. The only thing with making gifts for everyone is that you either have to work on it night and day or some people are going to have to wait until after Christmas to receive their bounty. Regardless, I’m glad that I get to supply the people we love with something I made with my own hands.
Do you get crafty with gifts? Did you receive anything this year that someone made specifically for you? Have you ever given a gift that you’re particularly proud of?
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