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Christmas projects #1: Christmas Presents.

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Blog entry by tt1106 posted 1333 days ago 881 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I missed the Christmas deadline, but my daughters were still very pleased. My wife and I decided and told everybody last year that we were only giving gifts that we made. This was prompted by my daughters (3) all asking for shopping money. It was important to my wife and I that they know what the true meaning of Christmas is and to be thnakful for the many gifts they have been blessed with over the years. Namely, never going hungry….always having a roof over their heads…etc. My biggest mistake was over estimating my ability and underestimating how much time I would have to work on these projects.

1. Chest of drawers for 11 year old….Red Oak

2. Blanket Chest, will be lined with Aromatic cedar….Case of Red Oak

3. red Oak….Lazy…Lazy Susan for my mom and Dad (No Pics)
4. Clock for my oldest (19) modeled by my middle (14) inscription says As you navigate the world, Our Love and Prayers go with you. Idea shamelessly stolen from one of the other members who’s heartfelt message to his son resonated with me as my daughter has left the coop and is struggling to find herself.

5. Wall Plaque for my Mother in Law, what is missing is the Inscription from Isaiah49….Behold I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

-- -Todd



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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1333 days ago

I like your new approach to Christmas- to give from the heart rather than the checkbook. I did the same this year- I called it a “cap and trade Christmas.’ Cap on the spending, and trade what I made for what the kids wanted and I simply gave what I made- benches/tables. It worked out pretty well. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1333 days ago

Is this not the real meaning of Christmas? I agree with Rivergirl… gifts from the heart mean so much more.
Anyone can go shopping… not anyone can produce a personalized and meaningful gift.
Well done, Todd.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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KayBee

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#3 posted 1333 days ago

Agree, it’s a wonderful idea! I made some pens for stocking stuffers this year. Guess what everyone’s still talking about and showing off? lol Could have got by so much cheaper. Think we’ll follow your and Rivergirls’ lead for next year.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Woodbutchery

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#4 posted 1332 days ago

We’ve started in that same vein. I’ve already got plans to have a toy chest for my youngest grandson, some jewelry boxes, etc. That along with cooking supplies (garlic-infused olive oil and such) works out pretty well.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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