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Saturday, November 19, 2011

DIY Gifts For Christmas

It is just a few more weeks till Christmas and without a regular salary, this holiday season will be a little different from last year's celebration.  But this is not the first time that our family will have a simple Christmas...we experienced this in the late 70's when my brother had his accident and we were financially drained. However, just like then, we will not be any less festive or joyous because the essence of Christmas is love...and we have plenty of that to give around and to share.  We will be putting up our Christmas decorations starting tomorrow and our Advent wreath will be ready too. The only thing we will be missing out on is the requisite gift-giving...which is really unessential and can be dispensed with in relation to the true meaning of Christmas.  Besides, our family practice is to give each other meaningful tokens on special occasions...nothing big but something that is well thought of and not given for giving's sake.  For needs, they can get these anytime and when I was earning...even their wants too, if I had the budget for what can you give them that they don't already have? 

Still, gift-giving has it's merits since gifts have a role in showing appreciation and gratitude. I have some really good friends who must be remembered this Christmas if only to thank them for the love and support they continue to give me and my family.  For them, I decided to make...crocheted glass coaster cozies.

I can do 2 of these cozies in one day, so more or less, I can have about 50 pieces to give away...what do you thinK?  Would my friends like it?

I also have these difficult to find albums like The Gypsy Kings  and Carole King In Concert that I know my friends would like to have copies of :)  In fact, some have already put their names on the list.

And so, this is my DIY gift project for Christmas and I will update this blog with the finished products.  Wish me luck!

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