Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Capper’s Farmer readers share memories of celebrating the holiday season with made-from-scratch items.

| Appeared in November/December 2014 issue of GRIT

  • Two homemade feed sack pillows on a couch.
    Photo by Ivory Harlow
  • Coconut macaroons in an open container.
    Photo by Tobias Arhelger

The holiday season bring memories of family and friends, love and laughter, and good times. All of these things are even more memorable when the celebration includes handmade items, whether it’s handcrafted ornaments and decorations, homemade gifts for loved ones, or made-from-scratch foods like chewy sugar cookies and Christmas candy for both the celebration and for gift-giving.

See how Capper’s Farmer readers celebration the season with homemade holidays. You might just get some inspiration for incorporating more “homemade” into your family’s holidays.

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Turn Feed Sacks Into Toss Pillows
Holiday Traditions Included Mom’s Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Make Homemade Gifts and Holiday Decorations
Youngsters Enjoyed Book of Christmas Crafts for Kids
Food Baskets Make Perfect Gifts
Barn Wood Becomes Handcrafted Gifts
Homemade Candy is a Holiday Must

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Send us your old wives’ tale stories, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available, and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our Capper’s Farmer website. Email your stories and photos to tsmith@cappersfarmer.com or send them to Capper’s Farmer Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609.

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