14 November 2009

Last year I began the meme, A Homemade Christmas, where I posted every week about creating gifts to give away at Christmas, and invited others to join me.

This year will be a little bit different.

Every two weeks (dates are below), I will be posting about a project that I have completed or am working on that is either a gift, recipe/food, or something that will make the home extra special for Christmas. And, I’m encouraging you to join me, and have yourself a homemade Christmas.

What is A Homemade Christmas?

A Homemade Christmas is when you create things to give as gifts to friends and family, make decorations for the home, make Christmas goodies (food), etc.

The A Homemade Christmas meme is when you have the opportunity to share about the creative things you are doing for Christmas (such as listed above) on your blog, and drop by here to leave your link so that others can see what you are working on and be inspired in their own creative pursuits (and so you can be inspired by others’ projects, too).

When should we post about our homemade projects?

A Homemade Christmas begins this Tuesday. Every other Tuesday for eight weeks (making four events), a new A Homemade Christmas post will be up here on my blog. There will be a place at the bottom of my posts for you to add your link(s) to your A Homemade Christmas post(s) (make sure it is the direct/permanent link).

Dates to participate in A Homemade Christmas:

• November 17th
• December 1st
• December 15th
• December 29th (wrap-up with projects/gifts we couldn’t share before Christmas)

The main/opening dates are listed above, but the linkys will be open two weeks after the beginning date so that you have plenty of time to get in your posts.

The Reason for A Homemade Christmas (and extra notes):

Through this, I hope we can inspire and encourage one another in our preparation to celebrate (though we celebrate all year round) the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

If you would like an icon to put in your post or sidebar, just click here, copy the code of the icon you would like, and paste the code where desired. Voila!

And remember—to make this extra fun—I need your participation! I’m looking forward to doing this with you all!

P.S. You are welcome to spread the word about this, and I hope you participate!

  1. 14 Responses to “A Homemade Christmas 2009 . . . {details, details, details}”

  2. Buttercup on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    awesome, Emily! I’m probably going to do it! just as long as I remember…:)

    Love in Christ,

  3. Tarissa on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    Hi Emily Rose,
    I’m looking forward to being a part of A Homemade Christmas!
    I am going to try to have something to post about, on each of the 4 dates. It’s very exciting to be planning out all these Christmas projects!

    ~ Tarissa

  4. Peggy on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    I am very new to blogging and was wondering if you could clarify this “….add your link(s) to your A Homemade Christmas post(s) (make sure it is the direct/permanent link).” I understand the adding of links but am a bit fuzzy on the direct/permanent link.

    And how do you go about adding photos to your “lists” in the sidebar? As well as the “for more…” click here?

    Thank you so very much for any assistance you can offer! I am looking forward to this year’s A Homemade Christmas.. Once again thank you for you time and effort in not only this “event” but for blog in general. It is refreshing seeing your love for the Lord!!

  5. Rachel Grace on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    I am very excited! This is so special Emily Rose, thank you very much. I am already planning what to share…
    Rachel Grace

  6. Rachel on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    I wasn’t able to participate last year, but I might this year! ;D Thanks for letting us know ahead of time! :)

    Blessings to you and Breezy!
    ~Rachel P.~

  7. Tara on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    I can’t wait to start!!

  8. Elena on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    Hello Emily Rose!

    I loved this idea last year and will be looking forward to participating this year. Thank you for opening it up to sharing project ideas and encouragements!



  9. sharon harris on Nov 15, 2009 said:

    hello emily rose,

    i just found your web site. i was looking for homemade christmas ideas for my grandaughters in texas and i came across your web page………

    this is totally wonderful! i appreciate your statement of faith in our lord jesus christ….
    i felt 100% confident that i could send your web address on to my daughter and grandaughters….that means alot to me as a christian woman, mom, grandmothre.

    i will be listing a project to do .

    god bless you and everyone!!

  10. Miss Jen on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    This sounds so fun…. :)

    Love~ Jen

  11. Elizabeth on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    So very excited for tomorrow, Emily Rose!
    I’m excited to see your lovely ideas for homemade Christmas gifts, decorations, ideas, etc, and see other young ladies’ tips, as well! Thanks for hosting this!

    Joyfully in Jesus,

    Oh, and I added the blog button to my sidebar :)

  12. Rachel on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    I put the banner and the Icon on our blog Emily! :) They are so beautiful! Thank you! I did decide to join in the fun this year. ;) Can’t wait!


  13. Kyleigh on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    I’m getting so excited! :)
    (Too excited, my family would probably say!)


  14. Miss Eyebright on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    Yay! I can’t wait, and I am already thinking up a heap of ideas!

  15. Amy on Nov 16, 2009 said:

    I loved reading this last year and I can’t wait for you to start this year!

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