Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Handmade Christmas

I often wish we could turn the clock back to a time when things were simpler. When Christmas was what it was meant to be. No rushing to all the stores loaded with stuff, just to clutter our lives and homes. What Christmas gift mean the most? I believe that they are the ones where you took time to make things for other and people made things for you. My children's handwritten notes and ornaments are saved and treasured. The Christmas's that my children and I spent time in the kitchen baking and decorating cookies for others and for our Christmas day celebration. The leisurely walks I took them on to look at Christmas decorations in the foreign store down town Evanston. The Christmas parties with International students Association. The handmade Christmas Ornament exchange. We didn't have a lot of money to spend but those where the best Christmas's ever.