This is what happens when you have a teenager with a sense of humour.
I’m having a little Christmas 2013 flashback today as I pack up a few things. Here’s one of the things that we found tucked under the tree this year:
It’s part of our household tradition of giving something handmade. This started years ago when I wanted to simplify a little and cut back on some of our purchases. I thought making things would be fun, and the girls bought into the idea whole-heartedly. It didn’t quite work out as planned, and it seems we still buy just as many gifts as before. Definitely not simpler, but it has been a lot of fun over the years. And the home-made gifts are the ones we tend to get most excited about.
This year, I took on the huge project of knitting Olivia a blanket made entirely of LOVE. And sweat and tears. With some wool thrown in. For Isabel, I turned a funky mirror into a chalkboard for her room. I actually wrapped that one up even thought it was incomplete due to some ice-storm related setbacks – more on that project in another post. Isabel made me some ornaments, and the hubby got in on the action by making some bacon chocolate bark.
Our smart aleck oldest girl gave us these. A family set of the most obnoxious Christmas sweaters ever. They actually LIGHT UP. We look like we belong on the cover of some really bad holiday movie DVD.
This one is mine:
The green “JOY” one is my husband’s. He WORE it. He is a 6’4” man. You can imagine what he looked like.
Wonder what’s showing up under the tree next year. My money’s on something like this: