Homemade is similar: it's an adjective that means made at home instead of bought in a store. We usually use it for foods and drinks, like homemade cookies. These are cookies baked at home instead of bought.
I have to admit that I buy many things that aren't handmade, and this is something I'd like to change. More and more, I see that lots of people are making wonderful things! Certainly, I love to cook, and although I enjoy going out to restaurants, I prefer places where everything is homemade, including the desserts.
I hope that you receive something handmade this season, like a card or a small gift, and that you enjoy some great homemade treats!
P.S. Thanks to http://merchgrosso.blogspot.com/ for the image. They make some very nice clothes that you might find interesting, and they have a lot of good links on the blog.
P.P.S. This post is dedicated to Sandra Tulleuda, who makes beautiful things and gives them truly from the heart.