I wrote last week about how our entirely handmade Christmas changed us and mentioned that brainstorming was a big part of our process. We hit on a pretty cool set of questions that allowed us to find a sweet spot between what we could do and what people might want to receive. Our goal was really to keep the giving as focused on the recipient as store-bought would be, rather than just a random set of handmade gifts to collect dust.
I’ve made up a worksheet to share with you. It basically formalizes the conversations we had over hot cocoa. The magic really happens in step 3, but 1 & 2 help you think about yourself and your skills.
Click the image below to download the worksheets, make some hot cocoa, and get creative!
I’d love to hear from you: what worked, your favourite ideas, questions if you’re stuck and need help brainstorming, etc.
Come back next week when I’ll be sharing some of my favourite gift ideas and tutorials for presents that have been a big hit with us, as well as the recipe for those Peppermint Crunch Cookies.
5 thoughts on “3 Steps to Fantastic Handmade Gifts: a free PDF for brainstorming”
GENIUS! Gonna go over this for sure.
What a cute checklist! And I can’t wait to see the post on the Peppermint Crunch Cookies!
Love this brainstorming list! And that I didn’t have to jump through any hoops to get at it! Posted to my facebook and twitter cause it deserves to be shared and used. Thank you for such a fun planning tool. Now I know what to get Kyla ;)
LOL – I used Kyla’s name, but I think her true passions are hedgehogs more than soccer! :)
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