I know it is early, but for us crafty handmade peeps... Christmas entails more than a last minute run to the mall. I have been brainstorming ideas for handmade gifts since August. After too many Christmas's working in a large toy store... I made a promise to myself not to ruin the holidays by spending all my time shopping in retail stores. I love making things and giving something I created with my own two hands only makes giving a gift that much more special.
So for the last ten years... most of my gifts have been handmade. Of course there has been a plethora of crocheted gifts. Last year I made hats and fingerless gloves... One year not so long ago everyone got afghans. YES I MADE 27 BLANKETS. It was just after a move, I was new in town and my only friends were Paula, Simon, Randy, and Ryan. Oh and also Justin and Kelly.
I am still trying to decide what I will make this year. None of my ideas have stuck yet...
What are your plans for gift giving? Do you have any particular traditions or habits?