A few years back, my husband's grandmother requested a special gift for the holidays. She asked for each member of the family to create a holiday painting for her to display in her home. The older members of our family can be hard to buy for, and I was thankful for the request. So, this post isn't so much a lesson plan or tour of the art room, but a reminder that a handmade gift can mean more than something bought in a store. There's still time to create some art for family, friends, soldiers on a tour of duty, or the local assisted living home. Happy Holidays.