Monday, December 22, 2008

What About Hanukkah?

For every Hanukkah song (well, two really that I can think of or would actually know most of the words to: "The Dreidel Song" and Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" which is clearly a farce) there are a million and one Christmas songs. In fact, I think it's interesting that when Oprah's "Holiday Hits 2008" download was completely Christmas music. (Not that I am complaining about free downloaded music, but...) So, I thought I would do a little crafty Hanukkah research and give you some suggestions.

* Did you know that if you type in the word "Hanukkah" into the Ravelry pattern search it comes back with 61 items? Cool huh? Spell it "Chanukah" and you get 6 more! Everything from a knit Menorah pillow to a Menorah dishcloth!

* About.com has this to say:
"Question: Are gifts traditionally given for Hanukkah?
Answer: In past generations, Hanukkah gelt was money given as rewards to children for learning well. Children were often tested in their knowledge of the story of Hanukkah. Given that Hanukkah is celebrated about the same time of year as Christmas, many Jews have expanded the gelt giving tradition to a gift giving tradition."
Instead of money, how about a Bobbin's Nest gift card? They are available in any amount!

* With eight nights of Hanukkah in the middle of winter a scarf or mittens would be an excellent gift! As would a lap quilt or pajama pants. Think of cozy nights at home lighting the Menorah!

* Gelt bags double as project bags! Tuck a little bit of money in a handmade bag or buy one of our Della Q bags. It'll be useful even after Hanukkah!

* Putting together a gift basket of eight small presents from our shop is really easy. Come on in and we'll help you out...in fact, I'll even wrap it! Pin It

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