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    I love this site, finally people that understand.

    As stated earlier, I live in Montana, with 2 grown children with

    families. Last year I told them that we would ALL have a Almost

    homemade Xmas.(somethings you have to buy to complete the project.)

    They had to make the gifts and had 4 months to do this.

    I received a wonderful C/D from our Son, with pictures of he and his

    sister growing up, the music he placed with it was great.

    Our daughter and grand boys made me a gorgeous necklace, and the

    boys counted every bead. They made cookies for grandpa. The

    pressure was gone, we really had lots of gifts to share, and a

    wonderful holiday.

    This year I have been going to garage sales and 2nd had stores for

    material, jars, bottles, anything that I think I might use. AND it

    better be cheap or it doesn’t come home.

    I am making pillow cases for everyone. I bought towels, and added

    6 ” of the same material to the bottom of the towel to create a

    special gift. I have placed Vanilla Beans in bottles 1 per 4 oz,

    added vodka, and they are sitting, waiting to be given as Vanilla

    extract. Pure and no additives.

    I am making Russian Tea, found cute jars, and perfect glass cups to

    give together.

    It takes time, but my Xmas is almost done now.

    One year I bought a photo album that took 4×6 pictures, got index

    cards the same size and made recipe cards for all the family

    dishes. The kids still use these books, they even have added some

    new recipes. Use material, or card stock and do the out side cover.

    Starting early helps. But Xmas is from the heart, we just need to go

    back to that.

    Barb D.

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