Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The 11th day of Christmas... go homemade

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love made for me... homemade bread bowls for our traditional Christmas Eve soup!

Seriously, don't underestimate the joy people receive upon getting something that you made yourself this holiday.

It could be homemade cookies, kid's artwork, those adorable handmade ornaments, or an apron with your kids' handprints on it for Grandpa. Carve out some time, put on the holiday tunes (we like the Squirrel Nut Zippers swingin' instrumental of Sleigh Ride), pull out the paints or the recipe and get to work! This year we made sugar cookies in the shapes of cowboy boots, cactuses, snowmen, and teradactyls and passed them out to friends. Unfortunately my kids fizzled after the first dozen, so loved ones received ONE cookie, but hey. It was the thought that was supersized!

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags..."*-- Dr. Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas


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