Ever since I was little, I have made Christmas tree ornaments. My best kindergarten efforts were paper origami snowflakes, and my worst ornaments involved attempts at knitting. Of all my ornaments, the cross-stitched ones are the best.
Cork bulletin boards are the flip phones of the message board world, with magnetic chalkboards and refrigerators being used in many homes. These 3" x 3" designs stitch up in no time -- you can make one or two in a weekend. They are also nice stocking stuffers for fellow stitchers or novices. Each kit includes the chart, magnet and backing.