If you are like me, the holidays this year will be a bit tight. So, the focus at our house this year will be mainly on the true reason for Christmas – Jesus’ birth. Beyond that, I am going to keep it simple! Keeping it simple forces you to look at the people you normally give presents to & decide what kind of simple gift would please them the most. It makes you look at their likes & dislikes, their favorite colors, their needs & wants – not some superficial last minute gift without thought.
There are a number of simple, quick gifts that can be made.
If you sew…….
If you crochet or knit…………..
If you bake…………………
If you cook or can…………
If you don’t do any of these, you can make jar mixes. There are a number of sites to give you recipes for the different kinds of jar gifts that can be made.
I plugged in “mixes in a jar recipes” & I came up with some for you to check out!!
As you can see, there are many ways to do Christmas simply. It does not have to be the fancy no-thought gifts but can be something meaningful made from the heart. Sit down & make your list of the important people in your life & see what you can come up with! You might surprise yourself!
Some projects do take time to make, so I like to get started early. When the weather starts to cool off, it begins my thinking towards what needs to be finished.
I hope this gives you some ideas for making your Christmas simple!