She mixed up a yummy coco mix with marshmallows for her Grandparents to enjoy.
For her Dad, she made gnome bottle covers.
And for me, she made beautiful candles in vintage teacups (thanks to Gretchen who helped her get the teacups!). She also made me body butter that she then packaged in the adorable reindeer in the top photo. I tell ya, that girl gets the art of presentation.
For his Gran and Grandpa, Harris made duct tape wallets. The orange wallet he made using instructions he found online, the second one he just modeled after one we had in the house.
For his Grandma, Harris made a buckwheat warmer with lavender. He and Bryce sewed it together.
For his Dad, he drew on the mat of a frame we bought. Bryce had asked for a picture of the children for his office, so this was perfect.
And for me, Harris made a picture using lighted wire. You can turn the light on and off as it is battery operated! Bryce says that this was completely Harris' idea as he wanted to do something "electric."
Just a small note about homemade Christmas: Several friends have mentioned to me that they've tried doing sibling gifts or homemade gifts only to find they didn't have the time or that the gifts ended up being extra stuff! I totally get that and can see where it's simply not for every family. In fact, I think that it's important that every family find that something that says Christmas to them and hold on tight to it; whatever it might be!
However, I appreciate that this is not an activity that I've fabricated trying to make a magical Christmas memory. This is Christmas magic all on it's own and it's important to me. I want the children to understand the joy of giving, especially something heartfelt and done with love. So we will continue to carve out time and space to make gifts for others as long as the children are eager and willing!