I know it's early... but ..

@sueznewz2 (10196)
Alicante, Spain
November 13, 2017 7:41am CST
I've  started doing christmas stuff... and i'm sure ...,  I'm not the only one ... lol I've been busy this week as I am working away from home the first two weeks of december..., which means, I have to start preparing a couple of things now. I have been making up some dog treat, santa sacks or stockings, which we will sell at the second hand goods sale, we are having, in support of the dog charity we belong to,  I won't be at the sale,  as it's while I'm away at work, so I'm making them now.  I've  also made some personalised christmas tree baubles... I bought some plain,  clear plastic,  do it yourself  baubles, and put a photo in them and then decorated the outside... I must admit I was quite pleased with the results... I also put chocolates in one of them, I also made one for our dog, and put  some healthy mini dog treats in it.... lol Are you doing any home made gifts or decorations  ??
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@Juliaacv (36534)
• Canada
13 Nov 17
I usually buy our gifts and decorations. But I have a lot of requests for baking, which of course, I do up and share with those that asked for them. Your goodies look great here, they turned out well.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
thanks Julia @Juliaacv yes I remember your baked goodies from a post you did last year... yummm
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@Juliaacv (36534)
• Canada
15 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 Planning, I have my list of goodies that I'll bake and I know that I want to get that done during the first week of December, since I am booked for surgery on the 7th, and I'd like it all completed by then.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
@Juliaacv that's good.. i'm going to try and make some stollen cake bites. .. and if it works I might make some as stocking filler gifts
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@LadyDuck (195130)
• Switzerland
13 Nov 17
We do not exchange Christmas gifts anymore. It was too much stress for all the family members. It is a lot better only enjoying the day without the problem of gifts.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
same here Realy Anna @LadyDuck I just buy a couple of stocking filler type gifts... but that's it...
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@LadyDuck (195130)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 It's the best way to avoid the Christmas stress.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
@LadyDuck yes.. I agree you can still enjoy christmas withput spending a fortune...
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@sharon6345 (152657)
• United States
13 Nov 17
My tree and gifts are wrapped. I want to do a little more shopping though.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
wow...@sharon6345 you're very organised
@sharon6345 (152657)
• United States
15 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 I try to be for sure.
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@marlina (81791)
• Canada
13 Nov 17
NO, I have arthritis in my fingers and it is too difficult to do those things.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
sorry to hear that marlina @marlina
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@marlina (81791)
• Canada
15 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 Thanks, I used to knit and crochet and loved it.
@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
@marlina ahhh ... i've never mastered that skill, my mum was a very good knitter and made me some lovely jumpers and cardigans... but I never took to it...
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@paigea (23086)
• Canada
13 Nov 17
I might do some baking for small gifts. I like that Christmas Tree bauble with the dog treats.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
Thanks @paigea I also did one with a ferrero rocher in it..with a small tag that said..in case of a chocolate emergency break the glass.. my friend loved it...
@paigea (23086)
• Canada
16 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 very cute
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
13 Nov 17
I'm going to try to do some homemade decorations next week.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
great... I hope you manage to do them @thislittlepennyearns
• Lenox, Georgia
13 Nov 17
I wish I had the time to do home made things like that!
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Nov 17
I've never done homemade gifts, at least not since I was in school. You have some great ideas and the pictures are very good.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
Thanks valerie @just4him I didn't make the bags they are just photos..but i did do the bauble.
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@just4him (136467)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov 17
@sueznewz2 Good job on the bauble.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
@just4him thanks
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@BelleStarr (40695)
• United States
13 Nov 17
lol Unlike you, I am quite talentless!! Well, I can crochet but everyone has already gotten a hat and scarf from me in previous years. Nope, no homemade gifts from me this year. But, I admire your industry.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
Thanks @BelleStarr Sometimes my ideas outstrip my ability... but I enjoy messing about with these things.. I can't crochet or knit
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• Japan
13 Nov 17
it is never early for christmas. even the soul of christmas makes me happy. you are not alone..
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
thanks ... thats great @japanesesamurai
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@m_audrey6788 (19252)
• Philippines
13 Nov 17
I used to do that but we have enough decors to reuse every year for gifts, I used to make small things but now not
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
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@Daelii (6484)
• United States
15 Nov 17
Yes!!! We are starting our preparations tonight but have already been working on crafts and things! We are a little more focused on thanksgiving at the moment, but don't mind our Christmas lights hanging up! :)
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
ahhh yes ... I like to see the decorations up for thanksgiving... enjoy
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@Corbin5 (126895)
• United States
14 Nov 17
I used to make homemade decorations, but now I just enhance those I have purchased by adding a little something extra to them. I do buy gifts rather than make them. You have made some wonderful things!!
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
thanks Deborah @Corbin5 I enjoy doing that as well buying thinngs and enhansing or personalising them...
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@jstory07 (73749)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov 17
All I do is homemade Christmas cards nd book markers.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
Thats good... I tried doing some cards last year.. but they didn't turn out very good... perhaps you could post a photo of your finished cards..
@YrNemo (15236)
14 Nov 17
I buy things only these days. Used to make things like that for Christmas gifts 3-4 decades ago.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
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@JudyEv (147384)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov 17
These all look great. I'm sure they'll sell really well.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Nov 17
thanks Judy @JudyEv.. I hope they do to raise a bit of money for the dogs
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@allen0187 (34388)
• Philippines
14 Nov 17
No homemade gifts or decorations for me just yet. I'm thinking of just giving cash gifts or gift cards.
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