This Delta Christmas my sister-in-law suggested that next year we should make all gifts, rather than buying. Most of the group, or at least the gift buying part of the group, was speechless for a few minutes while the idea took hold. We stammered a bit and all agreed. Taking the shopping and commercialism out of Christmas is what I had been wanting, and now an opportunity to do just that had magically arisen without me having had to do or say anything.
After it was decided everyone started thinking about what could be made that would be gift worthy. I make a lot of stuff, so I have many, many options. But, I need to plan ahead so there will be time to produce 12 individualized thoughtful gifts, without getting panicky around the holidays, thereby erasing all the benefits of not succumbing to commercialism.
I will attempt to produce at least one gift a month and post a picture. Won't it be fun to think about Christmas all year long? Ideas, anyone?