I found this article on the BBC news website earlier whilst surfing during my lunch break. It's all about the current "fashion" for making home made gifts Blue Peter style. Well, if Brad Pitt's kids are doing it then I guess it must be fashionable!
Like all articles these days this one comes back to the Credit Crunch as a reason behind why we're all trying to save a few pennies at the moment. I do feel quite cheered though to see that there are children out there who still want to do things like this rather than just hanging around on street corners as the papers seem to make us think.
I have to say that home-made gifts seem so much more touching to me than anything bought in the shops. I'm only sorry that I've been so short of time this year that sadly the majority (but not all) of the gifts I'm giving are bought. Maybe I'd better start in January for Christmas 2009 then I might stand a chance!