I Love Christmas
December 1, 2013
When I was growing up it was okay to spend a lot of time making things. I could paint and draw, cut things out and paste to my hearts content. I find that I still want to do these things today. So every time Christmas rolls around I start mulling fun things to play with for my list.
About 14 years ago I spent every day from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day making things. Paper and fabric, sequins, beads and glitter were everywhere. I started making ornaments for everyone. It was the best Christmas ever – at least for me. Ever since then I try to come up with a new handmade ornament every year. I’m not successful at this every year because of time, but I do think about it. One person in my family puts my ornament gifts on their tree every year. I was delighted to see this and knew then how fun this is for others, too.
If you decide to do this here is a word to the wise: simple is better! Don’t make it too complicated. You’ll overwhelm yourself and fail to get everything done. Keep it simple and fun: wreaths made from metallic pipe cleaners, or white pipe cleaners with glitter glue on them can be used as napkin rings or for a tree decoration, for example. Don’t mind me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE glitter glue! And I love getting to be Santa, too.