This year we decided as a family that instead of buying shop bought gifts, instead we would create memories by getting together over the festive season and give hand made gifts.
As the kids love a bit of Christmas crafting we decided to incorporate a little sparkle into our gift making and came up with the idea of personalized Christmas baubles hiding inside a ribbon capturing the height of each child and a little gift tag with a personal message.
In these times, it’s easy to get carried away at Christmas time and forget what it’s actually about and what is important to us as individuals, there are just so many things that money simply can’t buy.
To take a look at our home made Christmas baubles in the making and to see the finished sparkly article, please head over to my YouTube channel here
Heres why we decided that home made gifts were perfect for our family this year….
- Personal Connection: Handmade gifts carry a unique personal touch, creating a much more personal connection between the giver and the receiver than shop bought gifts.
- Memorable Moments: The process of creating these baubles became a memorable family activity and it’s definitely going to be a new tradition each year for us.
Let’s Get Personal:
- Height Ribbons: Adding height ribbons inside the baubles was not just a cute detail but a thoughtful way to capture a moment in time. As children grow, these keepsakes will serve as a nostalgic reminder of their height during this festive season, I even made a couple for myself and will continue to add to our tree every year as the kids grow older.
- Tailored to Individuals: Handmade gifts allow for a level of personalization that store-bought items often lack. Knowing the preferences of loved ones means that you could even tailor each bauble to their unique tastes and styles.
Look After The Pennies:
- Budget-Friendly: Crafting our gifts proved to be budget-friendly, showcasing that meaningful presents don’t have to break the bank.
- Unleashing Creativity: Home crafting encourages creativity without the constraints of mass-produced items. Each bauble became an opportunity for little ones to launch their imagination and creativity.
- Eco-Friendly Choices: By opting for homemade gifts, we contributed to a more sustainable festive season, reducing the demand for mass-produced goods.
- Minimal Waste: The materials for our baubles will be reused over and over again and serve as a keepsake as well as a useable gift for years to come.
- Conversational Pieces: Handmade gifts often come with stories. The baubles we created are not just decorations; they’re conversation starters and storytellers too, sometimes the making can be a better memory than the gift itself!
- Connecting Generations: Passing down handmade treasures from one generation to the next creates a beautiful legacy and encourages family traditions.
In a world dominated by convenience and quick purchases, there’s something special about a unique hand made gift.
This year, our Christmas baubles won’t just decorations; they will be a precious memory too.
Here’s to a season filled with warmth, connection, and the magic of handmade keepsakes. 🎄
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