Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the holidays are approaching and a CONTEST!!

and I am getting excited. Last night I finished making 23 Christmas cards to send out this year. This is the first time I have made my own Christmas cards and I am excited about this endeavor. I think I need some more, so I will be working on them tonight as well. I will post a few pictures in the coming days.

With the economy in a slump and my husband worried about our finances this year we are paring back our gift buying. We are focusing on the kids and making sure they are covered for gifts but I will be making many of our gifts for family and friends this year.

Some of the ideas I have are:
1. A gift basket of homemade goodies, like cookies, jams or something, breads and fruit from Florida.
2. Crocheted or knitted items, someone might be getting a poncho made with a 'thick and quick' yarn. Perhaps some fleece items to make someone snuggy and warm.
3. personalized card sets, like monogrammed or with a special stamp. Watch out this gift may be yours!!! (read below)

So in honor of the spirit of giving and to help rein in my excitement of the holidays, let's do a little contest. The prize is a set of holiday cards you can mail to others or keep for your self. This set will have a Christmas theme and will have a sentiment on the front and be blank on the inside. You can tuck a note in a gift for the teachers, or use them to spread some holiday cheer, or give them as a Christmas card to someone. OR you can take the whole set and use it as a gift to someone else. However you like this set will come in handy.

Here is what you have to do: Scan through my blog here and get a feel for my craftiness and then leave me an idea or two for other gifts that I can make (quickly or easily is always great) to either include in a gift basket or for an individual gift. And then tell me what you will be making for others this holiday season. I will wait until Thursday evening and then put everyone's name in a hat and get one of my kids to draw the winner! good luck!!


  1. You have so many cute gift ideas already on your blog! Since you sew, you could do a cute kitchen set with a handmade apron, an oven mit or a hot pad, and a personalized etched glass casserole pan. I plan on doing something along those lines for my aunt since I got her name in the family draw and I know she enjoys cooking. I may make a couple of the dishes for others, too, and just fill them with baked goodies!

  2. You have lots of ideas already. I am doing a calendar thingie with the dates, white board for notes and a magnet part. These stand alone on a desk.

    Placemats always come in handy!

    Have a great Christmas.

  3. Good for you for getting so many cards done. I haven't even started mine, lol....but congrats to you. Can't wait to see what you come up with for ideas.