I read several posts this holiday season about people who were simplifying the holidays by cutting back on traditions and giving fewer gifts. That is so not me. I love the craziness of the season - the making and the baking and the giving and the celebrating...It doesn't feel like Christmas to me if there isn't a little bit of stress involved, and I'm okay with that.
However, packing in a ton of traditions and giving a lot of one of a kind homemade gifts without becoming overwhelmed can take some planning ahead (as Green Bean points out here). So to help you get some ideas for next year, I thought I'd share a few of the gifts we gave this year:
Blank notebooks for the boys' friends (tutorial here - thanks for the tip, Green Bean!)
Chocolate chip oatmeal quick bread (recipe here) The best part about this mix is that the bottles can be returned to an area grocery store for a bottle deposit refund. Love it!
For more ideas, check out what we did last year.
This is our last Meaningful Memories post. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!