Dwyn posted on Monday about giving handmade. It's meaningful, certainly comes from the heart, and gets us into the whole spirit of Christmas/holidays. Children of course want to be involved - and we all know that dragging them out to the mall is painful at best. Inspire the handmade ethos in your kids, and get them started on some crafts to make for their friends, teacher's, grandparents - and of course you!
If you would prefer not to get a beautiful pasta necklace - Take a look at the site with your kids:
There are a ton of beautiful, budget friendly ideas that would make fabulous gifts. As the weather gets colder - keep them busy afterschool planning for the holidays. Don't forget - baked gifts are always a hit!