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Handmade Holidays
Published on November 12, 2012 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, my colleague Margaret Hartley writes about her family tradition of making Christmas presents in her weekly column Greenpoint. 

Here's an excerpt:

"The day after Halloween, my niece posted on her crafty blog that she was making little crocheted snowmen out of yarn scraps as Christmas presents for some little kids she knows.

A couple of days later, I heard 'Feliz Navidad' on the radio on my way to work. The next day, I put my snow tires on the car. So I guess there’s no denying it: Election season is over, winter is here and it’s all holidays, all the time, from now until January.

Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t really mind. Like my niece, I love the holidays — the visiting, sharing meals, doing projects with the kids, doing projects for the kids. We make block prints for our cards, make cookies for everyone, gather pine boughs and pine cones to fill vases and the window boxes, and generally focus on the little things we can do to delight each other.

I can get sick of 'Feliz Navidad' pretty quick. But I can’t get enough of making mittens out of scraps of yarn.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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