Sunday, November 12, 2006
The Loveliness of Homemade Gifts
Dawn, from By Sun and By Candlelight is hosting the next Loveliness Fair .
The Loveliness of Homemade Gifts.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not crafty.
And while I list cooking as one of my hobbies, I don't mean real cooking. I mean making things like fudge and coconut ice and chocolate crackles with the kids.
So, we don't do a lot of homemade gifts.
We do, however, make home made cards.
The kids enjoy it. Making cards has become one of our traditions.
Yes, we buy cards, too - funny ones, artistic ones, pop art.
But there is fun ( and learning) in both making and receiving a homemade card, one tailored to the recipient.
Here are some cards the children made for one of their brothers, on his birthday. Reflecting his interest in Lord of the Rings and in Harry Potter.
Last year, Anthony made a pressed flower card for a priest on the priest's birthday. He also made some pop up cards for his pen pals.
Anthony is our most enthusiastic card maker.
Some helpful card making sites -
printable all purpose cards
Billy Bear's post office
making friends - card making