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Holiday 2008.

Happy Holidays everyone! It has been crazy around my house the past couple of weeks. I am already thinking about the holidays next year.... I am starting tomorrow with my gifts! I don't know why I do this to myself every year, I know what I want to make, I buy the supplies, (well in advance) sometimes I even finish the project but I stress myself out. every. single. time. I could be like the majority of people I know and buy things just to wrap them and give, but that's not my style. I am a little more old fashioned and think that giving heirloom quality, handmade, thoughtful gifts is the way to go. Don't get me wrong, i enjoy getting the gift cards and fun store bought grown up toys, but I can't hardly bring myself to give them.
I made popcorn balls and cocoa to give to the extended family. The popcorn balls are from a recipe that my grandma got from her next door neighbor years and years ago. They have been a staple of our Christmas gatherings for years. Now, too much work for my 90 year old grandma to make and I their biggest fan, have decided to take over making them. They are sooooo good.

And this year I attached little pillow-gift-tag-ornaments to everyone's gifts! I got the idea from another blogger, but I can't remember which one.. hmmmm. I should give her credit.

I'll see you in 2009!


Joanne Huffman said...

I'm totally with you on the perpetual holiday rush, even though I always resolve to start in August. Your popcorn balls and cocoa and pillow tags look like they will become a Christmas classic for your friends and family. Happy New Year!


Just Me . . . Craftin' said...

Hi Erica,

My name is Roz from "Just Me ... Craftin'. You had left a comment on my blog and I wanted to say thank you. Making garments without a pattern is something I have always wanted to do. It was exciting and I can't wait to do it again. Have a wonderful New Year.


Amanda said...

Hi Erica, I hope you don't mind but I tagged you today :) Play along if you get a minute:

PS I love homemade Cocoa mix! I was on the receiving end of some this Xmas and it was super yummy!