Did you have a joyful Christmas and a celebratory New Year? We most certainly did! It was a wonderful holiday filled with parties, fellowship, laughter and smiles. Christmas may now be over but we are still oodling our most thoughtful Christmas presents.
As the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts,” Daughter received some pretty amazing gifts and she wanted to share her top 5 most thoughtful gifts. And surprise, they weren’t expensive!
5. Handmade Children’s Ornaments
Daughter has very young nieces, nephews and second-cousins who can’t quite buy presents. Instead they created beautiful ornaments for each family member. Perfectly priceless.
4. Creative Outlets
Georgia gave Daughter two new art lessons for Calligraphy and Chinese Watercolors. What a wonderful gift for a creative person to learn a new talent. Now Daughter can address her envelopes in fancy script and paint her own masterpieces.
3. Meaningful Jewelry
Sister-in-Law gave Daughter the most beautiful silver bracelet. The bracelet was created by survivors of human trafficking through a wonderful organization International Sanctuary. We love their mission – purchase with purpose.
2. Bedside Reading
Great minds think alike. A cousin and a dear friend gave Daughter two extremely thoughtful books. The first, One Line a Day, is a 5 year journal where you write one sentence or thought per day. Daughter plans to use the journal as a Thankful Journal and give praise and thanks each day. The second book, Jesus Calling, is a daily devotional book, providing a much needed lesson for everyday living. These two books might be the most prized gifts this season.
Now, this may not seem very thoughtful to everyone but to Daughter, it’s the most wonderful gift. For nine years, Daughter hasn’t really loved her bedding. It has served its purpose but it wasn’t inspirational, colorful or exciting. She has been wanting to redecorate her Master bedroom for some time and now she has the perfect jumping off point. The bedding has even motivated Daughter to finish her headboard! We love when a gift inspires all aspects of life. Daughter received new sheets, duvet cover, pillows and blankets.
This Christmas was truly special to us and we hope your Christmas was just as magical. Remember, our most cherished items aren’t always the most expensive but the most thoughtful.
~georgia & daughter