I’m old enough to remember when Christmas had a lot more different meaning than it does today. I’ve not seen this picture in many years. I guess you can imagine who is me in this photo… Yep… the young man on the left being a camera ham! Go Figure!
I remember that year I got a Superman PJ’s… Yep I thought I could fly. My sister in the middle got a Mr Professor Calculator and my brother sitting on Grampa’s lap got a stuffed Ernie Doll. I am fairly certain today, if I was this young now… I would expect something electronic, cyber and pretty expensive. It almost seems too pure and a time that never really existed by today’s standards. It’s too good to be true I know.
Daniel and I now celebrate Christmas quietly together. We decorate our home. On a personal point of view, it’s important to me that some of the decorations we have up are homemade and made by Daniel and I. Daniel does amazing ornamental displays and I crochet up some fun projects for display. It’s what we do.
Most people can agree that commercialism has taken over all of the holidays. My way of reclaiming it back is through making some of the projects myself. Sure I can buy a place mat or some of the items seen in my free pattern links below… but I am very capable of doing it myself and can put my own spin into the project.
Like I have said every year here on The Crowd, incorporate your crochet abilities to be part of your home decor. It has a lot of meaning.