BLOGMAS 2019 – DAY 6 – HANDMADE ????? OR????????


Over the years I have made everything, and I do mean everything at one time or another to create a handmade Christmas. I’ve made rolls and rolls of butcher paper into wrapping paper, cut grocery bags into handmade tags, made enough fudge, cinnamon rolls, candies and cookies to feed a small country, as well as jams, jellies, soup mixes and Snowman soup!

My award winning jams were requested one year at the Church Christmas Boutique and I ended up selling for another 10 years before we moved.  Now I make just enough for gifts for neighbors and family.  I started making Snowman Soup about 20 years ago for the girl scouts and it was a HUGE seller at our gift wrap days and later for the Church Boutique.

Several years ago I missed the big Christmas Crafts Festival at the fairgrounds because of an ice storm, but I’ve tried to be at every one since!  Guess where I am today?  It was purely coincidental that I chose this date for this post 😀  For the things I didn’t make myself, I am at least buying from local crafters.
As for receiving, I love ANYTHING handmade.  I’m a BIG believer that it’s the thought that counts and that caring action ALWAYS touches my heart though I’m partial to cotton crocheted dishcloths, my brothers photographs, my mom’s quilted totes and ANYTHING food.

While I don’t have the talent for handmade gifts, I do enjoy getting them. I think we’ve had snowman soup as a gift before. It’s hot chocolate related isn’t it?


Yes it is! We started it a gift giving item that my girl scouts would sell as a fundraiser during our gift wrapping events in front of various stores.

Carol S.

I enjoy homemade gifts as well. I would like to see families go back to more traditional Christmas, like some homemade items as well as ornaments and decorations. I need to know about snowman soup. I love snowmen! I also want to know what jars you used on the snowmen cocoa things in the top photo of your post.

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