I suppose it's perfectly normal to feel doubt about holiday preparations. I've been seeing it all over blog land lately. Perfectly talented and lovely people feeling slightly less than ready for the challenge this season can present.
Yesterday was my day. It flowed into today a little, too. I've spent a good chunk of time making gifts for the people I love this year, and as I step back and survey the goods I feel a little lame. There's nothing sparkly or grand in the pile. My wares are not life changing, and some of them are even a little laughable.
But I have to ask myself when judging a handmade gift: Is this something I would enjoy if it landed on my doorstep sealed with the love of someone's hard working hands and made just for me?
If the answer is yes...in the box it goes. Perfect or not. Life changing or not. So if you love me enough to send me something you made with me in mind: I'll be thankful.
I hope you'll feel the same.