When you look at your Christmas tree, which ornaments stand out the most? Chances are it’s those that were handmade, either by you or by a loved one. The best things about handmade ornaments are the memories that come with them. This year, why not create more memories by hand making the ornaments in this book? You can make them as gifts or get the whole family involved, spending the afternoon crafting. The book includes 53 designs across a wide variety, from traditional to whimsical, for the very young to the young at heart, and even ornaments for pets. Many of the ornaments are easy to make and can be finished in an hour or two using general supplies found in local sewing and craft stores. If you have a stash of scraps, this is a wonderful way to make good use of these on-hand fabrics. Don’t stop with making Christmas ornaments, though. Further your creativity by using these designs to make gift tags, hot pads, cards, coasters, or mug rugs. If you enjoy making ornaments but your list is small, make them by the batch to sell at a craft bazaar or bring a smile to strangers' faces by giving handmade ornaments to your favorite charity. May you have a lot of fun making Christmas ornaments that your family and friends—and perhaps others—will cherish for many years to come.