More than a hashtag, “make it, don’t buy it” has become our mantra.
We know it can be easy to snap up that irresistible bargain for a last-minute Christmas present or to let the little ones watch that same episode of Peppa Pig one more time. Little shortcuts to an easy life are ever more tempting amid the chaos of 21st century life. And we get that.
But consider how you feel when a special person in your life takes the time to create a thoughtful handmade gift just for you. Or the relief when your work is done for the day and you can sit in your favourite spot, stitching away to create that cosy Christmas jumper. Or the way you feel about your kids’ messy masterpieces, even when you’ve got no idea what on earth that’s supposed to be. (Seriously, was it a dog… or a dragon? Doesn’t matter, the kid’s a genius.)