Christmas is coming upon us so quickly!
I spent a few days last week organizing gifts and putting packages together.
Like so many others, I have found a lot of inspiration through homemade gifts.
I have found so many free printables through pinterest (you can find my boards here).
And that has been my source for all of my gift tags this year.
My mother and I took some time this past summer and early fall to can preserves and make homemade salsa which is going into a lot of my gift baskets.
This feels special to me because of all the work that goes into picking and preserving fresh fruits and vegetables.
Along with that I am including the easy (and tasty) idea of compiling my own trail mix in jars.
This is about as simple as picking out your favorite nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate.
The cinnamon ornaments that my mother and I also worked on together are being attached to a lot of my packages and pay homage to our state. Ten points for the mitten.
Plus, these ornaments invoke memories of opening my Christmas decorations box as a child.
My whole room would smell like cinnamon.
And I couldn't resist compiling mugs that contain my favorite variety of teas.
I've had a lot of fun wrapping and stringing these gifts together.
Sometimes the presentation is just as special as what is on the inside of the package.
What ideas are you implementing for gift giving this year?
Have you jumped on the handmade bandwagon?