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Handcrafted Holidays!

Handcrafted Holidays!     When my husband and I were first married, we were poor.  We both came from large families and didn't have any extra money to spend on Christmas presents.  We still wanted to give to our families and loved ones, but had to find creative and cost effective ways of gift giving.  This began our tradition of the Handcrafted Holidays.  We've done extensive treasure boxes made entirely of free scrap simple painted rocks and ornaments.  It's been going 13 years in the making, and I dare say that family members anticipate what we'll come up with for the next year.  Now, even though we could afford more in our budget, we still opt for homemade gifts for the holidays.     Whether you draw family names, give to everyone in the family, pass out gifts to neighbors and friends, or secretly deliver gifts as a surprise to those in need, handcrafted gifts can be the highlight of the season!  Try having a handcrafted holiday in your

26 Holiday Treats--Perfect for a Cookie Exchange!

 26 Holiday Treats perfect for a Cookie Exchange! I love holiday baking!  It's the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! And I love making goodie plates for neighbors! Here's some great ideas for your plates:   English Toffee! Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge! Homemade Butterfingers! Candy Cane Pops! Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins!   Peanut Butter Criss Cross Cookies! Cheesecake cupcakes! Packed Cookies! Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies! 5 in 1 Cookies! Root Beer Float Cookies! Root Beer Float Cupcakes! Homemade Tootsie Rolls! Rock Candy! Pantry Brownies! Salt Water Taffy! PB and J Cookies! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! Hot Cocoa Mix Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies! Special K Treats! Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles! Frozen Cupcakes! Thin Mint Cupcakes! 3 tiered cakes! Peanut Butter Cups! This post published on Doodlecraft first