My goal for Christmas this year was to make all of the gifts by hand. It was wishful thinking. I found that having a two year old, a 5 month old, a husband and a home just will not allow me the time. Perhaps in the future. This year I made homemade applesauce for every family and a piece of art work aside from the store bought gifts within our budget. Our parents each received a mini album and the siblings received a 10 x 10 canvas. The grandparents were given chipboard ornaments that were originally a flower chipboard album. Pictures of my boys were on some and others were left blank with a photo mat for the receipient to add their own picture. I never thought canvases were so fun but I am definetly hooked. It is a beautiful piece of decor in only a few hours. It can’t get much better than that.