Every year I tell myself, “I am going to make this and that for the holidays.” But before you know it, the day is here and I’m stuck with last minute shopping at the malls along with the many others scrambling through the near empty shelves. In the end, I have a cart full of boxed chocolates, random gift baskets that people will never put to use and party trays that cost more than buying them fresh.
All this unnecessary stress could have been avoided if only I took the time to plan my holidays. Instead of buying my gifts, I planned on doing a little DIY this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with DIY, it stands for Do it Yourself. I find that handmade things just add that extra sparkle to your gifts/event.
There are many resources at your local library that can help you plan a smooth holiday. Whether it’s from making your own gifts, to cooking, to fashion, a little DIY can make it that much better.