This summer, I embroidered a Christmas tree skirt as part of Craftmas in July - I shared my progress and FO here on the blog. I loved setting it up this year and it made me sad that my daughter didn't have one for her little tree. The hand-embroidered one is wonderful, but I wanted to do something a little faster for her, so I picked out a decorative stitch on my sewing machine and knocked it out in about 15 minutes!
It's nice to keep building up a collection of handmade holiday decorations, year after year. Every time I pull them out I get to revisit the joy of making them and then bask in the festiveness.