Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm Making My Gifts

This Friday afternoon I am co-chairing Craft Day at my son's school. This Friday is also the opening of the MOMENTUM Chen Arts show downtown, so I have been kinda busy. Craft Day is a fun after school event where kids get to make some winter crafts to give as gifts. This year I have decided to use recycled materials and found objects to make more creative and meaningful crafts. And I wanted to lower the ticket price considering how many families are struggling right now. I have been spending hours upon hours cutting apart cardboard boxes to make picture frames. We are going to glue mini pine cones on the frames. They are very cute. And working on this project got me thinking that well, maybe I should just make most of my X-mas gifts this year.

I really have a hard time buying gifts for wealthy relatives. It just doesn't seem right. I don't think that family members who are in a much higher income bracket than we are should expect fancy gifts from us. Plus, so many birthdays fall in December. So, it's the thought that counts, and I am going to make some thoughtful handmade trinkets this year. Now, the hard part is finding the time to do it!