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Victorian Christmas Gifts Made at Home

Victorian Christmas Gifts Made at Home

“The season of Christmas is essentially one which makes heavy demands on the purse, and that much used article is then most of all liable to show signs of exhaustion.” Such a statement — which I came across while reading a book entitled Christmas Past: A Selection from Victorian Magazines compiled by Dulcie M. Ashdown — was written over a century ago but still holds true today.

Although I am in no hurry for my daughter to grow up, I am looking forward to making crafts with her, especially during the holidays. I fondly remember making fun crafts such as toy soldiers from toilet paper rolls and yarn doll ornaments from scraps of yarn as a kid. I am so looking forward to making similar fun crafts with my daughter during Christmastime when she gets a little older.

The Victorians, too, made Christmas gifts at home from scraps found around the house. Did your friend like to write? Then make a pencil case out of bits of cardboard. Is a family member confined to a bed most of the day? Then construct a simple but beautiful picture easel to brighten up the room. Check out these two ideas as well as other Victorian era handmade Christmas gift ideas in “Christmas Gifts Made at Home”:

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Have you ever made a Christmas gift?

Image Credits

Victorian Christmas Gifts Made at Home: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sylvieszafranski/335180385/ (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Christmas Gifts Made at Home 1 © The Parenting Patch
Christmas Gifts Made at Home 2 © The Parenting Patch
Christmas Gifts Made at Home 3 © The Parenting Patch
Christmas Gifts Made at Home 4 © The Parenting Patch

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