However, with the first snowfall today, I was enchanted with the holiday spirit. At least, with what the holiday means to me, which is giving. Most of our gifts this year are handmade, knits, art and handbound journals.
I wrapped the presents that I do have in the house—not with fancy paper, but with craft paper, decorated with a single evergreen branch.
And I bound nine journals for holiday gifts. I used all recycled (or discarded) papers, and the covers are made out of vinyl flooring samples. I really love how they turned out. Each one is personalized with an initial or name on the cover.
We made up small journal kits to complete the gift.
I felt like a busy elf. Now we just have some artwork to finish, and a few store-bought gifts to finish up the gift-giving.