In this article: Introducing the Homemade Christmas blog series starting soon. It will include articles filled with inspiration, projects, and practical tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays.
Am I an expert on all things Christmas? Absolutely not.
But, I do have the life experience of 50 years backing me on the topic.
I also had a mother who made Christmas a magical time of year for me.
I grew up loving it. Anticipated it. And, after all this time ~ I still do.
As I contemplated the upcoming Christmas season, I thought of Mom. As a young married woman, she didn’t live just next door to me.
Instead, she lived in another country (Me in Canada. She in Montana, USA) 4,000 miles away. I missed her terribly when it was time to cook my first turkey dinner and steam the first batch of pudding.
I would have loved the luxury of being able to hop over to her house and eat her Christmas dinner~ and most importantly, have her carve the turkey!!;)
But, in the absence of her physical proximity, I had the telephone. We got ourselves the absolute best international calling plan that was available in 1990 and I used it to its fullest.
I called her with every little question I had.
- Do I put a cover on the steamed pudding?
- How many pounds of turkey do I need to buy?
- How do you make stuffing?
- What’s your bun recipe?
And, on and on the questions went.
Slowly but surely, I started to figure out how to do Christmas on my own.
And, I started to grow into my role as a homemaker.
I realize that’s sort of outdated term now – “homemaker”.
But, that’s what I am, and what I love doing with all my heart.
Mom was the person who taught me that being a homemaker wasn’t just “a housewife”. It’s a calling ~
and it’s with love that I dedicate this series to her.
What will be Included in Homemade Christmas?
Homemade Christmas will be a series of posts here on the blog filled with ideas, inspirations, and practical tips for creating a customized holiday home that works for you and your family.
When I started brainstorming ideas, I tried to think of questions I had as a new bride, and asked my readers what questions they had, too.
I wanted, as part of this series, to introduce my long-time readers to new bloggers and friends who have taught me so much in my own homemaking journey.
So, I sent out e-mails to some of my friends asking if they’d be willing to be included in this series as “guest speakers”. And, they said yes!
I’m beyond thrilled to be able to ask my burning questions to these ladies who are amazingly gifted and wise! They will be the Christmas “stars” (see how I did that?;)) on this series, and I think you’re going to love them and learn so much.
Topics that will be included in Homemade Christmas
So far, here are some of the topics that will be included:
- Tips on how to get organized for Christmas
- Inspiration for Christmas decor
- Tutorials on diy decor & ornaments
- Recipes for holiday entertaining and gifting
- Gift guides & handmade gift ideas
- Creative Christmas tradition ideas for your family
What would you like included in Homemade Christmas?
I’m starting this series nice and early so there’s time to ponder and plan for the holidays. Is there a question that you’d like answered? I would love to know the pain points you have in the area of the Christmas season, and I’ll do my best to put together some answers and ideas for you.
Just comment below with any of your thoughts, questions, and input. I assure you, I read every single comment, and appreciate you taking the time to add in your thoughts.
Another way to communicate with me even quicker is through Facebook and Instagram.
I’m planning some fun interviews and live events over on those platforms, so if you’d like to get in on those, be sure to subscribe.
So stay tuned…
Happy Holidays, here we come!