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?
I make all my own cards and I’m working on several handmade gifts. If I don’t make it myself, I am trying to Buy Handmade this year.
I do a photo collage of family pictures and send those instead of cards, so I guess that counts as making my own.
Nope, I don’t have the time or creativity!
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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 am handmaking the stuff for people I really like, and the rest I hope to buy exclusively from independent artisans.
Well . . . on my laptop I am personally typing their addresses into the little boxes as I buy and ship their presents online. Does that count? 🙂
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.
Oh no…if I tried to make cards and gifts it would not be good…
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?
Nooo but I am spending the money my husband’s hands made. Does that count? 🙂
i always make my cards and some gifts. I’m not feeling christmasie this year.
Not handmade, but close. We ordered photo cards on Walmart.com & I’m making mini breads in these cute loaf pans we got from the Christmas Tree Shop for most of my presents this year.
LOL…umm…no! I’m not exactly crafty mom here!
Nope! Sorry guys!
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I’m ordering my Christmas cards. But, I am handmaking some marble photo coasters for my mom and sister. 🙂
Happy Aloha Friday!