Mike was home for awhile yesterday. I gave him a crinkly rotary cutter and a yard of Kate Spain fabric and asked him to cut circles. An hour later, he commented out of the blue that he was in a very good mood. I quietly suggested that there is something to the idea that crafting is therapy.
I don't look at this list of possiblities as a "to-do" list a busy whirl of a season. I look at it as pockets of quiet creative oasis. Maybe something here catches your fancy. A litle homemade Christmas is good for the receiver ...and the giver.
Peppermint Foot Scrub (super easy. smells great. Include coupons for home-spa pedicures and foot massages.)
Christmas Jam (this is beautiful and really yummy)
Cinnamon Honey Buttter (love things to put in adorable jars)
Pretzel Dots (Use Christmas M&Ms, but you already knew that)
Mason Jar Meals (for a mom who is newly pregnant or about to deliver or postpartum or otherwise way too tired for this busy season)
Cozy Heatable Therapy Bags (I think I'm going to mix in some lavender)
~repost from the Advent and Christmas Archives