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Crafting merriment: Tips, tricks on finding, creating meaningful gifts

by | Dec 3, 2015 | Life & Style

Handmade gifts can be a special gifting idea for the holiday season.

Handmade gifts can be a special gifting idea for the holiday season.

Find yourself overwhelmed or confused this year about what to get all those special people in your life? Without unlimited funds and time it can be hard to tackle a mile-long Christmas list, much less to do so with a smile on your face. Plus, the malls will be packed between now and Christmas day, and many shelves will soon be emptied of the trendiest toys and hottest gifts that chain stores have to offer. So is there an alternative, a way to avoid the typical holiday madness? According to some crafty Collin County residents, yes!

By Jennifer M. Aguilar • Special Contributor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Dec. 3 edition of The Farmersville Times or click on the e-Edition.

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