Noel: Show and Tell

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it?

To be honest, I enjoy the Christmas season. I don’t tend to get frantic or suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) as a general rule. But I can understand why some people do. Everyone is spread a little more thin in emotions, time, and finances, to say the least.

That’s why you’re probably going to think my next suggestion is crazy. Given the aforementioned seasonal angst, it’s probably too late to start now. But what about setting your first New Year’s Resolution? So here’s the crazy idea–go handmade next year. Maybe not 100%, but you could aim for 50% of your shopping list. Teachers, postal workers, extended family, and friends probably make up at least that many. Though, you wouldn’t have to restrict yourself to those categories.

The internet is teeming with ideas and tutorials-people who want to share their craft. Start looking now and we’ll meet back up this time next year for our first Handmade House Honcho Noel Show and Tell.

You’ll have to excuse me now, I’m off to start creating my idea file . . .

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