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Published by Harlequin on August 24th 2010
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Making something with your own hands—whether it's a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to connect with the true meaning of Christmas.
From holiday decorating to gift giving, A Homemade Christmas is chock-full of projects, recipes, tips, and helpful hints that are guaranteed to add a homemade touch to your holiday season. Open this charming volume to any page and discover a wealth of practical and easy-to-accomplish ideas for a homemade holiday:
• create personal, distinctive holiday greetings
• deck the halls with festive, handmade trimmings
• cook simple but memorable homemade dishes
• make unique, handcrafted gifts
• share the joy of the season with friends and family
Packed with inspiration and how-tos for ideas that are family-friendly and eco-conscious, festive and meaningful, A Homemade Christmas will put homemade back into your holidays!
A very disappointing book. Being a crafter, & growing up always making homemade presents because that’s just what we did (and of course a lack of money, too) I had really high hopes for this book. But I didn’t see one idea that was original in the book. Everything was way, way too basic/simplistic – hang up Christmas lights! Reuse your Christmas cards! Buy a real tree or get a used fake one (what does that have to do with a *homemade* Christmas, anyway? Last I knew, I didn’t make my own tree).
And even if you came across an idea that you liked, that was new to you (it’s possible, if the person who bought the book doesn’t go online at all), there are no real instructions to guide you on your way, and no photographs to give you an idea of where you were headed, either.