Whoa, so it's December. And Christmas is only weeks away! At the risk of sounding like a total cliche, I love this time of year. The sparkle, the excitement, the cookies, the presents, the feelings of hope and anticipation for Christmas. I also love giving gifts. Even if my entire family decided to not exchange gifts anymore I'd still get gifts for everyone. Surprise, surprise, I have a fondness for making gifts too. My only handicap is that I always run out of time for all the things I have planned: sewing projects, baking projects, my list is always far longer than could possibly be accomplished in the month of December. If only I were one of those people who started Christmas projects in October. Alas.
This year I did have one project in mind: I wanted to make ornaments for my kids. We give them a new Christmas ornament every year and I've always bought them before: Hallmark ornaments, Land of Nod, etc. I came up with these wintery animals and had them personalized and printed through zazzle.com. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I also turned this same design into a fabric and gift wrap pattern available on Spoonflower. Then I made a little gift for you this year too! Feel free to download these Christmas Critters printable gift tags and use them on your packages tied up with string. Happy Holidays!