Advent Day 6 – Homemade

I was quite surprised when I came on-line today and realized Day 6 hadn’t been posted!  I didn’t even remember writing Day 6 – because I hadn’t!  Shame on me.  Still, I remember what I planned on writing about:  Homemade Christmas.

When I was younger, of course, I didn’t have money to buy Christmas presents with so, as a child, I made presents and cards like a lot of kids back then.  As I grew older and had money to spend, there was always a special person I made something for.  Sometimes it was a baked something, like for my Uncle Roy one year I made a scratch lemon meringue pie and Uncle Riley received an apple stack cake.  This one was special because it was the first stack cake I had ever made and Mommy taught me, shoulder-to-shoulder, how to make it.

Every year there are homemade presents whether edible or knitted for my closest friends, and, of course, I try to always  give The Husband something special.

Homemade presents, to me, show just how much you care about a person because you are putting time and effort into doing something for them, which is something you can’t buy in a store.  Yes, the handmade gift isn’t the only thing these people receive from me, but they seem to be the gifts people really look forward to from me.  And, I look forward to planning and making them.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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