Scott and I decided to do things a little differently this year with the children’s gifts. We took a hint from Hanukkah and have spread things out this year . They received a few presents before Christmas, a few after and will get a few little things on Three Kings Day. It has been so nice to spread things out and has allowed them to really enjoy each and every gift. Part of this new arrangement was to have a “Homemade Christmas” on the 28th. We saved all the gifts we made for one another and gave them to each other on this special day.
With Christmas music playing in the background and all the crazy of Christmas behind us, we were able to truly appreciate the love and work that went into each homemade gift. It was so nice to have the kids take time with each gift and hug the person who made it for them. Scott and I loved all the gifts that they made for us too. I got “FREE HUGS FOR LIFE” cards from the kids, a candle holder from C, an ornament from Z and a photo scavenger date from my sweetheart.
I think a new tradition was born this year. So often before our homemade gifts would get lost in the shuffle on Christmas morning. With Homemade Christmas we were able to take our time and truly appreciate the gift and the gift giver. It was really lovely.