Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Gift of Giving.....

Every year I ask my family for a little list of things they would like for Christmas. This year we even set a spending limit, so you would think it would be simple. Not so.

Out of 7 potential lists, I have received one! In fact, two people said they have no clue what they want.

Light bulb goes on over blogger's head....

Maybe the reason I am not getting any lists is because no one really "needs" anything....

If that is the blessed and fortunate can one family be?

I will continue to drop e-mails and texts over the course of the next few days, and if I don't get any lists, then I will just "wing it". My family is always very grateful for what they receive so I'm sure it will be fine.

I have already made a note on my calendar on 9/1/2010 that says, "Check into the Adopt a Family for Christmas Program." Someone was telling me about a program where you adopt a military family or a family in need and shop from their wish list. Then the organization delivers the gifts to them for Christmas.

Here is what I envision for next year....

Our family picks a date and we meet at a restaurant for a bite to eat. We go over the wish list of the family we adopted. We decide who is going to shop for what items and then we set a time that we will meet back at one of our houses. When we get back to the house with all of the gifts, we'll sit and talk about our shopping experiences and who got the best deals. We will be laughing while we wrap up all of the treasures we found. When we're done, we will pack up all of the gifts in big shopping bags and include a card that just says....from our family to yours...and we'll take them to the drop off place for the organization.

How awesome would that be?

There is someone at work that does this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. His comment today was, "Isn't that what this season is all"

Yes, it is and I will share my vision for next year with my family when we get together Christmas Day this year.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Cathryn said...

Now you made me cry--tears of joy--I assure you. This is wonderful! I can see this becoming a successful venture as well as a fun one.

And you are so right--this is the season to be giving. I wish this season would last throughout the whole year.

Angela said...

Same here. There is only one thing I can think of that I want (really I need it for my Etsy business)

I just don't care one way or the other if I get anything at all.

Ms Sparrow said...

Now THAT is the true spirit of Christmas! And how much joy it can bring to everyone involved. Your enthusisam shows that you have a really big heart!

Lanyardlady said...

Such a splendid idea! Our family is the same way. We don't need anything except more time together. Thanks for the inspiring story.

P.S. to Santa: If you stop by Angela's shop could you visit me as well? :)

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