Aloha Friday

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

QUESTION: Are you hand making your Christmas cards and/or Christmas presents?

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We will likely order New Years cards from Winkflash like we do most years. I have been busy knitting extra items for holiday gifts for teachers and thinking of what else I can make for people for Chanukah. Of course I will also be buying things for nieces, nephews and my boys.


I don’t know how to make any gifts, but I plan to do a few handmade cards this year. Problem is, there are so many cute cards I’ve seen that I could try to imitate, but I don’t know where to start.


I like the farmers files answer. I’m going to try to make my own cards and I usually try to make at least a few gifts. Last year the homemade gift was grocery shopping bags. I thought they were really neat.


We do a very creative photo christmas card every year. it’s a pain in the ass, but everyone loves them.

I used to handmake teacher/grandparent/gr-grandparent gifts. Oh, one cool thing was I’d buy old china cups and mismatched saucers during the summer at flea markets, and for christmas, I’d make them into candles (wick in saucer, pour in wax – old melted candles with scent turn into new!)

They were always a big hit!


the monkey’s always make their Nanie ( my mom) a handmade gift at Christmas…. as for my cards, no clue, better start thinking huh?


Not handmade, but close. We ordered photo cards on & I’m making mini breads in these cute loaf pans we got from the Christmas Tree Shop for most of my presents this year.