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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the Season to Give

I've been having a lot of fun making and giving wreaths away! It feels so good to get out in the fresh air and pick different kinds of boughs and plants to put into the wreaths. Then I craft the wreaths and hang them up around the house outside. Each time I go somewhere, I take along a wreath (or two or three or maybe even four)! When I go for a walk, I bring along a wreath to share with a neighbor. When I drive to work, I throw in a few for co-workers and friends who have been good to me. It's a fun, inexpensive way of saying "thank you" that lasts a long time.
For the first time, I was asked to join a little party of women and help them make wreaths! I was just a little bit nervous! They are all crafters from way back! I'm not artistic at all! Well, it was a fun day and I met lots of neat ladies from all over our area. I had such a great time. I was awed at the wreaths the women made and the decor they arrayed them with! Oh they were gorgeous. I learned a lot more than I taught!
We tend to feel stressed out about this time of the year. We have a "status" of gifts we want to live up to. Truth be told, the best gifts in life are not bought with money. Probably one of the best gifts we can give somebody we love is time, understanding and extra grace. May peace reign in your hearts this holiday season :-)


Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea! What a blessing to share with others. Looks like your little Moonbeam, doesn't mind "helping" at all!!!

Blessings each day said...

Love your wreath making and giving, such a thoughtful thing to do, it would surely (and does) touch my heart. Moonbeam's smile is an extra gift for people if she's along on the wreath giving trips.

blessings and hugs,


Foodie Girl said...

Your words ring so true! I just wish everyone else would believe that.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This sounds so wonderful. I love the smell of pine. I'm headed up to our local mountains tomorrow (about a 30 minute drive) for a quilt show. I just love that smell when I go there.
You're daughter is adorable. I was telling my kids about your kids going hunting the other day. We have no concept of that, so they were amazed!

Caroline said...

Thank-you for helping me to feel festive at last! Your wreath-making and giving story is great. I intend to bake Christmas cakes today and do the same with them.

Your daughter Moonbeam is so cute!

Becky said...

I like the pictures of Moonbeam. She is so adorable!