I Love a Simple Old Fashion Handmade With Love Christmas! No matter how well the economy is ,I still want an Old Fashion Christmas. I love to cook and I love to share. I try to make up items this time of the yr. and have for our Family and Friends each time they visit. I miss My Dear Friend "TREASURE" so much this time of the yr. she would could by and we'd have a tea party , she was Great to come visit when my Mom was so sick and we couldn't go anywhere. She Loved going through all the Goodies I had made and picking out something to take home with her. She was a Loving True Friend. She passed 3 yrs. ago .Her real name was "Treasure" he Dad named her. :o)
You can buy gifts and they are nice I'm not knocking that. To me there's just Something Special about Handmade with Love. I Love making Gift baskets with a theme. You can dress each item up or go simple such as this bread and tea mix. I save jars through out the yr. and fill with hot choc. mix, or Friendship Tea or any mix drink. I buy foil pans through out the year just for Christmas projects, plastic wrap etc. I have a good supply on hand and as the Season gets closer buy last min. items. After Christmas sales is a good time to buy ribbon or Christmas fabric to dress up your gift. You can Google for recipes for gifts in a jar, candy,cookie, etc. recipes.Or use your favorite recipe.
At this Season of our lives most of our Family and Friends are decluttering and downsizing . And enjoying a more Simple life. What are some gifts you make and give?
I have a Dear Friend Bob Ellen who had surgery please remember her in your prayers.Thanks!
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day as well as Christmas.