Crafting Christmas Gifts (xp)

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Crafting Christmas Gifts (xp)

We try to have DD make gifts for all the grandparents and great grandparents every year. They don't need or generally want anything as far as gifts but appreciate the little handmade things with sentimental meaning.

This year DD is decorating mugs and plates with Sharpies (which I'll bake to set).

Anyone else do handmade gifts? Feel free to share pics too!

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Joined: 09/26/11
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Those are so cute !

We make gifts for everyone ... most of them tell us not to buy as well, so we try to find cute things to give. Last year we did actually buy everyone a present so this year we are making these mugs and baking cookies, treats, and biscotti to give with them.

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And I wrapped our gifts tonight Smile Mickey Mouse this year for us !

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Joined: 04/19/12
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I love those ideas!!
For budget reasons we tell my BIL and his wife that we're only doing home made gifts , but I'm not very crafty at all Sad But, this year we're really doing it, so I'm making them X-mas ornaments. Simple enough that even I can't screw them up!! I'm not done yet, but will post a pic when I finish.
We're giving them an ornament with a picture from every Christmas they've spent together, and a bunch of baking.

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Those are adorable gifts you ladies have made!!

I don't do crafty gifts for everyone anymore, last time, it was not received well. I crochetted scarves for my mom and stepMIL and only my mom decided to thank me. Last year I did homemade chocolates for my mom, MIL, and stepMIL and my parents and SIL (teenage girl who loved MIL's box of chocolates lol) are the only ones who appreciated it. What's not to like about homemade chocolate truffles?

Idk what their problem is, I love homemade gifts and those mugs and that plate are just adorable!!!

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"DBassett" wrote:

Those are adorable gifts you ladies have made!!

I don't do crafty gifts for everyone anymore, last time, it was not received well. I crochetted scarves for my mom and stepMIL and only my mom decided to thank me. Last year I did homemade chocolates for my mom, MIL, and stepMIL and my parents and SIL (teenage girl who loved MIL's box of chocolates lol) are the only ones who appreciated it. What's not to like about homemade chocolate truffles?

Idk what their problem is, I love homemade gifts and those mugs and that plate are just adorable!!!

Maybe my DD needs to have a chat with those people, as she was coloring mugs she said 'you know it's not about what you get for Christmas, it's about what you GIVE and being kind to everyone' it was a very proud Mama moment Smile

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"CrysRee31" wrote:

Maybe my DD needs to have a chat with those people, as she was coloring mugs she said 'you know it's not about what you get for Christmas, it's about what you GIVE and being kind to everyone' it was a very proud Mama moment Smile

Crystal, that's awesome!

I don't do crafty gifts for everyone anymore, last time, it was not received well. I crochetted scarves for my mom and stepMIL and only my mom decided to thank me. Last year I did homemade chocolates for my mom, MIL, and stepMIL and my parents and SIL (teenage girl who loved MIL's box of chocolates lol) are the only ones who appreciated it. What's not to like about homemade chocolate truffles?

Idk what their problem is, I love homemade gifts and those mugs and that plate are just adorable!!!

Danielle, that's unreal! I don't know what their problem is either! I love home made gifts, especially if it's something you're going to consume or use! There's nothing worse then getting something as a gift that's just going to sit there and cause clutter - I'd much rather get something like home made chocolates!!

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mmm homemade chocolates... *drooling***

I just donated a half a trunk full of stuff to the school for the Christmas Bazaar, stuff people gave us just because. Cookies and goodies will always get eaten, as will baskets of food (although I tend to donate most canned and pantry goods to the food bank this time of year). Miscellaneous 'stuff' gets tossed in a closet or garage for a few years before eventually being donated, as much as we appreciate gifts, I'd rather have someone put some real thought into it or give us nothing.

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