Most moms will tell you that the best Christmas gifts are homemade and from the heart. Homemade gifts can vary from edible treats and small decorations to memory making scrapbooks and family portraits. If it's the thought that counts, then a good homemade gift will let your mom know she is definitely worth thinking of.
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When giving the gift of homemade sweets and other edibles, part of the gift is in the presentation. Whether it's homemade almond roca, truffles, cookies or other sweet temptations your mother craves, serve them up in a homemade gift box decorated by her loved ones. Decorate small, plain white boxes with wrapping paper, or even pictures of all of your mother's favourite people. She will treasure this little gift box long after the sweets are gone.
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There is a wide range of small decor crafts you can make for your mother for Christmas. Choose several small projects and present the items to her as a set. For instance, you might make small decorative magnets using flat marbles, thin magnetic strips and small magazine images. Felt-backed tile trivets offer another option that may be given in a set. Simply purchase a single 6- by 6-inch tile from a local home improvement store and glue a strip of felt to the back with a hot glue gun.
Family History Book
A family history book is a fun idea you can get the whole family in on. Ask everyone to write stories about their favourite memories of your mother. Ask for copies of images if they have any. Then, gather the stories and images and arrange them in a scrapbook. The best way to present this gift is in a group. Gather the family and pass the scrapbook around, taking turns reading each story. The memories and conversations that are bound to occur are the best part of this fun Christmas gift for mom.
Choose a favourite old family photo, scan it on a flatbed scanner and print it out on plain white paper in black and white ink. Alternatively, make a simple photocopy. Using coloured markers, shade in bits of colour on the image. Then use découpage glue to affix the image to the top of a wooden box, platter, wall plaque or other plain wooden craft item. Cover the item carefully with découpage paste to seal the image. Choose an antique découpage paste to age the portrait.
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