Thursday, December 23

12 days of SIMPLE holiday gift giving • day 11

With only 2 days left until Christmas...

it's going to be vitally important to hang onto the holiday spirit we've created over the past 10 days during our "12 days of SIMPLE holiday gift giving".
There's no easier way to get lost in the warmth of the spirt of the holidays than by sitting down for a quick read.

Day ELEVEN
holidaystories

Holiday stories/books are easy ways to slow down, connect with your kids and rekindle that holiday spirit.
My girls and I have a favorite book we try to read together every year:

It's a book a friend shared with me seven or eight years ago.
It's a christian-based book about three different trees who believe their dreams have come to a sudden end when a woodcutter chops them down and uses them for unexpected purposes.
What seems hopeless and dreary ultimately leads all three of them to their original aspirations.

If you haven't read it, you should.
It's a simple read with a great moral.

With that said...
I encourage you to break out your own favorite holiday story/book.
Whatever it is...
Get lost in the pages and keep your holiday spirit tank full!!

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING IDEA:
Purchase a copy of your favorite inspirational book, write a personal message on the inside (either yourself or your entire family) and tie a piece of fabric around it and include a gift tag. Simple and meaningful.

Miss any of the prior posts from the 12 days of SIMPLE Holiday Gift Giving?


KEEPING IT REAL
It's 11:00 p.m. - I'm barely squeezing this post in before the day is over. *frown*
I apologize for not posting sooner.
I didn't get to bed last night until 4:45 this morning.
Our holiday shopping plans came to a screeching halt when some friends of ours who were expecting a baby Dec. 29th were unexpectedly scheduled for an induction yesterday.
We arrived at the hospital around 7:45...left around 3:45 and still no baby.
But...at 6:15 a.m. this morning...
9lbs. 12oz. little Maxwell Garrabrant arrived!
CONGRATULATIONS MIKE & NICOLE!!
We can't wait to meet him!

I'm praying I can get my holiday shopping done tomorrow.
As exhausted as I was, I DID make sure I popped a fresh batch of "kettle corn" for the Recycling Man's holiday gift at 8 o'clock this morning. (he also received a Thank you card and chocolate).
I also baked a batch of cookies for some neighbor treats we'll be delivering tomorrow.
And I'll be baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies at 4a.m. on Friday because I'm too exhausted to stay up tonight.
(I want J to have them to take for his co-workers tomorrow).

Oh...
and because of our last minute vehicle switch for our drive to the hospital last night, I completely left the house without my bag of candy for the "Holiday Surprise Challenge".
I had specifically left it in my vehicle so that I wouldn't forget it. *wink*
I could've handed out quite a few during our 7 hour wait. *wink*

1 comments:

CraftCrave December 23, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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