I think this picture of the girls is one of my favorites. I changed the photo to black and white and ran a special action on it, and it turned out superb! I even used it on one of our christmas photo cards we sent out. I spent saturday addressing my cards and geting the envelopes stuffed. I even created a family newsletter to either mail or e-mail to our friends and family! It was a lot of fun to create a letter and try to put a whole year's worth of events and news into a few paragraphs. I created another 4x6 scrapbook page and printed them off at snapfish for .09 and free shipping! and those I'll try to mail out like a postcard to our friends and family. Why use an envelope that just gets thrown away?
Here's a list of sites promoting home-made Christmas ideas. Check it out! I've seen a lot of ideas talking about "felting", using old sweaters made out of at least 50% wool, then washing them so they shrink, and then cutting them up to use for a variety of things. I'd be interested in making mittens, both decorative and to use, making children's clothing, and cutting into squares for a quilt. The decorative idea I've seen is to cut out and sew small mittens and stockings, then string them onto a twine garland and hang them around your mantel, Christmas tree, or anywhere. Cute winter decorations, right? I've actually made something like this out of felt, and they are cute.