Can you believe we’re almost into November? The Christmas Countdown has begun. You don’t need to be stressed just put aside a little time each week to get ready and you’ll be able to enjoy the season. This week we’re looking at gift making.
I have to confess my list of gifts I would love to make is always much longer than the available time I have! As you know I enjoy giving homemade gifts and this is the week to focus my energy on completing the gifts to be made and setting aside the gifts that’s aren’t coming together.
It’s also a good week to write your Christmas letter and find family photos that are suitable for inclusion with your Christmas cards. I usually have cards printed up using a photo and if you order the cards before Thanksgiving you can get quite a discount.
This year I knit a few scarves to give as gifts, the good news is that these projects are completed however I’m bot sure which box they are in. Hopefully I will find them before Christmas!
This year one of the gifts I will be making are gifts of French style mustard. Most people enjoy mustard and I’ve found giving a little jar of mustard along with a mini whisk and the recipe I used is a perfect gift. I will be sharing this simple recipe on Wednesday if you would like to make some yourself.
In the past I have made gifts of seed balls. For the gardener in your life or even young children you can give a gift of seed balls. The balls can be filled with any type of small seeds such as marigolds and then scattered in your garden.
I have also made fleece pillow-blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket during the cooler months? There are various patterns online but I actually have a pattern that I’ve used before. Basically you only need two yards of two different fleece patterns. The only sewing you need to do is around the edges and then forming the pillow. A simple pocket is sewn on the outside and you can fold the blanket into the pocket to create a pillow!
In years past I’ve shared many of my ideas for simple Christmas gifts. I have made Friendship Soup Mix, Homemade Holiday Potpourri, Homemade Beeswax Candles and Homemade Snax Mix. I’ve also made Homemade Dog Biscuits, which are always a big hit with the dogs in the family. The Christmas countdown doesn’t have to be overwhelming, come up with some simple gift ideas and find time this week to put them together!