This year I have decided to go handmade! Either purchasing things made 100% by local crafts people (mostly through Etsy), or making it by hand myself! Since everyone in my family (bar my nephew) is all grown up, the excitement for highly commercial yet highly forgettable presents I think has dwindled some. I decided fewer, yet more meaningful gifts would be more worthwhile in the long run, plus it shows you've put much more thought, effort and time into them than just running around on December 24th, tired, annoyed and over jingled. That feeling of dull panic knowing you haven't gotten anything for your impossible to buy for father and end up buying the last calender on the shelf that just happens to be featuring puppies or something else just as traumatic.
This year will be different! so I have already started on and completed a few of my handmade creations! I would love to post little pictures, but seeing as my family also read this occasionally, I'll just say that I'm super stoked about how they're all coming along, and I'm off to the local craft store today to go buy more supplies as I'm quickly going through it!