We have been getting down to all the projects on our More Meaningful/Handmade Christmas List. I love giving homemade gifts but I must admit that it has been more time consuming than I imagined. With a toddler amongst us, Santa’s Workshop has to open and close shop more frequently then our pre-child days. We have been etching, wrapping, framing, copying, monogramming, and painting away. Christmas feels more like “Christmas” with fun projects. I have enjoyed spending the extra time with Brian, putting a little of ourselves into our gifts, and diverting my mind from gloomy things like how much I miss Dad.