Thursday, December 23, 2010
We have tried over the years to make most of the presents for each other and the grandparents. When the older kids were little, we made ornaments to give. We traced their hands on a thick piece of veneer (mahogany, I think -- but don't quote me on that), cut them out with a scroll saw, sanded the edges, and finished them. We cut their names and the date with a dremel (which, by the way, is a good present in itself). Ten years later, it's amazing to see how much their little hands have grown.