Did you know it’s only 10 weeks until Christmas?

Today I realized there are only 10 weeks until Christmas Day. Only 10! I haven’t even thought about the holidays, let alone started planning for them. And, if the rest of this year is anything to go by, those 10 weeks are going to fly by.

So, I’ve started researching. With a tight budget and a preference for giving gifts that have a personal touch, my research is centered on ideas for handmade gifts.

On my travels through the information mall that is the internet, I discovered a post by iheartnaptime, who has put together a huge list of amazing ideas for handmade gifts.

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Don’t worry, lots of the ideas are very easy to put together, as well as inexpensive, so you don’t need to be a Martha-Stewart-wannabee to create these gifts.

Have you discovered some great ideas for handmade gifts, food, or decorations for the holiday season? Why not share them in the comments section?

Here’s to being smart with money and keeping life simple for the holidays – no matter which tradition you celebrate!