This past winter I didn't have much extra money to spend on Christmas gifts. I did my best and budgeted where I could, but I couldn't fit everybody in. I got John's nephews gifts as well as Em, my future sister-in-law. They were pretty easy to buy for and I found things at a good price. But John's parents, my future in-laws and basically second parents were a little harder. I put it off because I didn't know what to get them and I really didn't have the money.
They were so understanding and didn't care that I didn't get them anything. But I felt terrible. It haunted me that I didn't get them anything. I continued to think what I could do for them since I hadn't gotten them a gift for Christmas.
Finally I figured out what to do. They live in Alabama and of course you aren't a true Alabamian (that's a word right?!) if you don't love football and cheer for a team. Roll Tide. So I knew the perfect gift for them. I made them an Alabama "A" stained glass piece.
I sent it out last Thursday and Mama S received it Saturday evening. She absolutely loved it. I told her I thought it would look perfect in her kitchen window, but I don't know if she hung it there or somewhere else.
I'm so glad that I could finally come up with something for them. Plus hand-made things are always better.