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The Most Memorable Chistmas

The most memorable Christmas for me was Christmas 2007.

Our income that year was very tight. We did not have enough money to buy a tree. My son was four years old, so, not having a tree was not an option. I was heart-broken at the thought of my son not having a beautiful Christmas tree.

Pencil drawing of a Christmas treeI decided we would make one. I borrowed an overhead projector and downloaded a picture of a beautiful tree and a fireplace. My son and I spent all day drawing this wonderful tree onto paper on our wall. When we completed drawing and coloring we took out all of our decorations. Each decoration was carefully taped to our “new” tree.

That Christmas Eve I taped Christmas lights unto our tree. My son woke up Christmas morning to a beautiful tree, a fireplace, and presents. I will never forget that Christmas. My son still loves to make our own special tree.

We didn’t need the money that I thought would buy a great tree and provide a great Christmas. We only needed each other and some simple creativity.

* Image courtesy of 123RF

 

Your favourite Santa gift

What is the best and/or most memorable gift Santa ever left for you?

WHat is in the gifts held by Santa?

Did your favourite gift from Santa come in a box like these presents?

Do you remember why that thing was so special and stands out from everything else? It isn’t always the biggest or flashiest thing that stays in our memories – and now is the time to acknowledge how Santa got it right for you!

* Image courtesy of Kozzi

memorable Christmas gifts

I love giving gifts that really mean something to the other person – it takes more time than buying a box of chocolates or a book voucher, but the look on their face and the knowledge that the present will last (in their memories at least) is well worth it to me.

I remember I once gave a babysitting voucher to my cousin who had a boisterous toddler – the look of joy on her face was priceless, and she treasured that voucher above her other gifts (by treasured I mean she kept it away from her toddler whereas he could look at her other gifts!) It was a simple gift and affordable as I had little money at the time, but meant a lot to her.

Another year I gave another cousin a calligraphy set because I remembered her saying she’d love to learn calligraphy. She had forgotten telling me that so her gift was a surprise but really suited her.

What presents have you given or received that are memorable for more than the price tag?

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