The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has made many people lose sight of what’s special about this time of the year. This year, instead of a gift purchased on impulse, give a gift from the heart: one made by loving hands that embraces its recipient in thoughtfulness and creates a lasting memory. We want to take you back to a time when gifts were more meaningful, when holiday family traditions were as much a gift as the box with the shiny bow. Our Holidays from the Heart series will provide you with gift ideas, decoration tips and more to prepare you for the most wonderful time of the year—full of good cheer and heartfelt traditions you can pass on to future generations. Each week until the end of December we will bring you inspiration for heartfelt gifts, fun family projects and party hosting.
Craft projects and cold days are like peanut butter and jelly—they can be fun on their own, but are even better when put together. This week focuses on craft projects you can do while nestled up inside to brighten up your home or make gifts to give before or after the holidays.
A Holly Jolly Home
You’ll be proud to hang your stockings by the chimney with care when you embellish them with sparkling touches! Try recreating our customized stocking idea with Swarovski crystal flatbacks in blues and crystals for a festive winter theme, or personalize the kids’ with their favorite colors.
Gifts to Keep Them Warm
Winter weather seems to linger on before spring finally arrives, so make sure your friends and family stay warm and stylish with these winter apparel ideas. Take a simple hat, scarf or pair of gloves in white and add Swarovski crystal flatbacks to make them glitter like moonlit snow. You can color coordinate in a festive pattern or choose a single signature color that epitomizes that special person you want to give it to as well.
You can even spread good cheer to those in need with a scarf that has a little extra touch. If you like to knit, a scarf is the perfect holiday project. They will always keep someone warm and are always appreciated. Donate it to a shelter, and made it special by adding charms or beads to the ends and securing them with a knot.
A Gift for the Writer—The Old-Fashioned Way
In the age of e-books and smart phones, sometimes it’s nice to put pen to paper and jot down an idea. Any writer will appreciate a decorated pen as a gift, to remind them that there are still people who share their passion for old school inscription. A nice pen makes a wonderful gift for any occasion and can be embellished with things appealing to both men and women. Present it with a protective pen pouch for a nice touch.
You can put together your own collection of crafting components and save now with our site-wide 20% sale happening this week!