I work in the Finance department of a media company, and someone who dabbles in writing of any genre.
Published June 5th 2013
You may think it is far to early to organize any Christmas present, but although it's still a few months away, days are shorter and time seems to just disappear before our very eyes, and before we know it, it's time to think of those chaotic shopping centres that we have to trek, which takes up a lot of our time, jostle with parking and the crowds which for most of us can be stressfull. Thus taking away the festivities and happiness Christmas season should bring.
Its half way through the year and the perfect time to start planning. Here are some suggestions for Christmas present's that you and I can lovingly create with our hand, using our creative mind and are mostly done indoors, perhaps while having a glass of wine. It will not only save us money, but also a chance to spend quality time with our friends and family.
1. Collage – A composition of materials and objects pasted over a board or surface.
All of us at one point have a photo album thats tucked away and have not seen for ages. . So why not gather those albums that had been kept in the dark, pick the photos that you want, paste them on a massive board. You can easily buy those boards from K'mart, target, or even the cheap $2 shop and frame it. It would be a wonderful present for a family member that might be living overseas or in a home.
2. Christmas Wreath - A Christmas decoration that is so easy and cheap to make. You'll need a glue, artificial flowers, wire cutters. The kids can make some small wreaths to give to their favourite Teacher. The whole family can be involve. Imagine a fun filled Sunday, gathered around the lounge, bouncing ideas off each other and spending quality time with one another.
3. Throw over covers – Your mum would absolutely love, cherish a hand crochet blanket and feeling so proud knowing that you lovingly been crafting a present for her on your spare time. Be bold and different by using super bright colours.
4. Compiled stories - Do you have a budding writer in your family or friends? A son of a friend mine wrote a trilogy which I had compiled and bounded, then presented to him as a book for his Christmas present. All in all it cost me approximately $50 for three books.
5. Wall décor – Don't know what to do with those unwanted yellow or white pages phone book? Or newspapers, that's just lying around your place and ready to be thrown out. Check the photo below. All you need is glue, a few bright buttons or little balls which can easily be purchase at any shop. This is also a chance to clean up, use and let your imagination run wild.