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Doing Christmas grade school style
by Sheryl Stewart,posted Dec 10 2008 5:49AM
My Mom & Dad sent out their "here's what we're doing for Christmas" email about a month ago. Like a lot of people, they are cutting back on presents this year and they didn't want any of us to buy them anything this year, since money is tight for everyone. They said that if we really wanted to give them a gift, it should be something we made, not something we bought. So, for the last month, I've been trying to figure out what crafty thing I could make for them....hopefully, something I didn't already make for them when I was in grade school. That rules out knitted potholders, a pumpkin seed growing in a milk carton, or a lovely plaster rendering of my handprint. I toyed with the idea of making them a mix CD, but since my parents aren't the biggest Killers, Coldplay, or Kanye West fans...and I don't exactly have a lot of Burt Bacharach in my collection (although the stuff he did with Elvis Costello is pretty sweet)....I quickly tossed that idea....finally, when showing off some of the photos I took with my trusty toy camera this year, I got the idea to make them a book of some of my fave photos. Patrick calls it "Sheryl's Picture Book", but that can NOT be the name....that is just way too cheesy. If you think of a cool name, let me know. That's all I need to finish this little project.
Here's the cover....ironically, it's the one picture in the book I did not take....