First, I made her a felt Christmas tree to decorate on her own. Basically, the same craft that everyone did and posted all over Facebook.
The Minnie Mouse ornament was an especial favorite.
I also made an advent calendar of the names of Jesus. Each night we flipped one and read the related verses. I hope it helps us remember the Lord of Lords each Christmas.
I ended up making one for Lottie, too, for the plane ride to RI.
As a stocking stuffer for Chris and Brian, I made Daddy relaxing/play time shirts from A Thrifty Mom. I painted/drew a car town on the back of t-shirts, so Dad can lay down and enjoy having hot wheels rolled all over their backs. Daddy gets a rest and massage, and kiddo gets play time with Daddy. Genius.
For Luke's first birthday, I made him a birthday hat. He wasn't much of a fan, but I didn't take it personally.
I had a blast personalizing it: Waits Grocery, Atteberry Airport, Cameron Park Zoo, and Zoey's Car Wash. I also made it interactive. The barn is a pocket of farm animals closed by velcro.
The car wash has a towel to wash the cars.
The zoo animals come out of their cage.
And, finally, all the houses hold pictures of his family. I even figured out how to make them removable, so they can be updated.
And check out this cutie enjoying it.