Well, this year is the first year I am actually planning ahead of time to knit or crochet something for everyone with the exceptions of the gifts my husband might buy. (He gets rather picky and there are traditions that must be kept.) So I have taken the handmade pledge!
I think everyone else should do the same. With some proper planning and thoughtfulness, a gift can become more than just another Christmas present, but a special memory of a place and time.