Not being particularly skilled at making crafts usually makes me seek other options for holiday presents. Just trying to cut in a straight line is a challenge. When I was little, I read a holiday story about a girl who made all her own presents, which encouraged me to reconsider handmade gifts.
Following the character’s idea, I pulled out magazines, glue and scissors, and began decorating everything from shoeboxes to cardboard jewelry boxes for my mom.
Whether they were truly beautiful or not, my mother would graciously oooh and ahhhh over all of them.