Every year we would unearth handmade Christmas decorations from years gone by. These would be hung amongst the branches with much mirth. 

Receiving something handmade at Christmas is pretty special. There is the thought, the labour and the creativity that goes into the making. It's treasured forever. 

We have a collection in our house. The pottery made by 9 year olds, the carved dogs, a small footstool made by my Dad 80 years ago. 

Handmade presents stand the test of time. Not in usability but in the care and attention that went into making a unique handmade gift.