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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Get to work and get it made!


Who does not like a gift? Whether the gift is a wrapped package, box in the mail, an unexpected greeting card, a gift of music or simply a tray of cookies, it is a happy, bringing-on-a-smile sight. The most common celebrations of multiple gift giving are birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and of course, Christmas. It is the personal gifts that truly touch the heart...the ones homemade instead of bought!

December 3 is...

National Make a Gift Day
 
http://www.dailyholidayblog.com/2013/12/make-a-gift-day-16-gifts-in-a-jar-ideas-and-recipes/

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Using a bit of creativity and taking the time, homemade gifts can actually save money. Even better than the savings is the personal touch - craftiness and artiness - going into its preparation. Such a gift carries with it a touch of heart! With us already into the holiday season, the time is perfect to get started on those gifts for someone special, a family member or friend.
 
http://www.food.com/food-holidays/make-a-gift-day-1203
A Homemade Food Gift (Recipes)
Hit your kitchen today and whip up a present your pals will really enjoy: a homemade food gift! Bonus: Skip crowded parking lots and online shipping fees.
http://ithappensinablink.com/2012/12/lets-talk-gift-baskets.html
Let's Talk Gift Baskets
Do you ever get so caught up in making handmade gifts that you forget about the basic, good ol'  gift basket? Intentions may be good when trying to make an impressive handmade gift, but don't forget how nice a full gift basket can be. Great gift anytime for a neighbor or friend.
 
Ever participated in a Chinese Gift Exchange?
Christmas parties are just around the corner. If you are hosting your own, consider the Chinese Gift Exchange where the whole idea is to exchange gifts that are meaningful and fun. As the host or if you get invited to a party, design your own gift basket!
https://fruitcorpfruithampers.wordpress.com/
Make your own Fruit Hamper
Candies, nuts, cheese and fruit are welcomed holiday treats! There is probably an old basket or picnic hamper stored away somewhere that with a little TLC would make a great gift. Don't order one online, just 'steal' ideas!
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-button-of-day.html
 Great Ideas from A Button of a Day
Do you have a cloth ornament that has become frazzled through the years of handling and hanging? Jazz it up with colorful buttons! Just pin them on with 'big head' decorative pins.

http://www.pinterest.com/loriclem/homemade-christmas-gifts/
Homemade Christmas Gifts (Pinterest)

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/handmade-christmas-gifts/
101+ Inexpensive Handmade Christmas Gifts

Are your creative juices flowing yet?



Get to work and get it made!


Next on the Calendar...Apple Pie & Beer...in one dessert!