Friday, December 24, 2010
Last year, I decided to personally make all the Christmas gifts we were giving out. Because we had a new baby in the house, I kept it simple and baked cookies for everyone. I wanted to do another handmade holiday this year, but oh, how quickly Christmas snuck up on me! I had all these wonderful intentions but didn't realize that a one year old toddling around the house would take up so much of my time.
I managed to get out some of the gifts, sending homemade shortbread cookies (found here) to my family with a cousin traveling home to the New Orleans area for the holidays. I also sent with him a couple of VERY late birthday presents (we're talking March and August birthdays).
As soon as I finish the other presents which are works in progress, I should start next year's gifts if I want to have a hope of finishing them in time!
Here's our Christmas tree. We had a small tree last year and liked it a lot. We decided to have another small tree this year so we could keep it out of reach from baby's grabby hands.