That's how many people have invested in my children this year. In church. In clubs. In sports.Thirty-six people have poured into my kids week-in and week-out all year long. And I'm grateful.
It would be really easy...albeit economically challenging...for me to just pick up thirty-six gift cards or holiday gift boxes this Christmas to thank them all. But the truth is, I want my children to contribute to the gift out of their own gratefulness. I want them to acknowledge the very large sacrifice that each of these 36 men and women have given all year.
And so, while buying small store-bought gifts would be easy, I prefer gifts that are slow. That are homemade. That are gifted by my children. I'm willing to buy the supplies and provide the inspiration, but I encourage my kids to contribute the elbow grease.
I've gathered a list of 20 gifts that kids of all ages can make and gift in gratitude to any and all who have served them this year. I hold this list out so that you too can nurture grateful kids this Christmas season.
Bathtime Sugar Scrub- from the Nourished Life
Scented Bath Bombs- from Red Ted Art
Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks
Hand-painted Tile Coasters- from MerrimentDesigns
Stamped Napkin Sets- from Parents
Rudolph Hot Chocolate Kits- from Cindy Shopper
No Sew T-Shirt Bag- from Mommypotamus
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix- from Fireflies + Mudpies
A Jar of Homemade Taco Seasoning- from Allrecipes
A Jar of Homemade Steak Seasoning- from Simply Shellie
Cereal Box Notepads- from Instantly Creative
Washi Tape Covered Binder Clips- from Creative Green Living
Sharpie Decortaed Mugs- from Good and Messy
Need more Christmas Inspiration?
Be sure to check out my Christmas Pinterest Board.