Thursday, December 22, 2011

When I was little......My Favorite Gift

My husband and I have had several big discussions this year about what we're getting our kids for Christmas. It's made me really think about the gifts I got as a child and the ones I both enjoyed and remember the most.  I was a fortunate child, and while I may not have gotten every item I wished for, Santa worked hard to make sure I wasn't disappointed. 

One of my favorite and most memorable gifts came from one of my aunts. She and her husband were fairly newly married, and we had a really big family. (There were 9 nieces and nephews, just on our side.) She was always so creative and gave the most wonderful gifts. That year, she collected Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets, one for each kid. She recovered the outside, and filled them with crayons (loose), scissors and a variety of papers. Looking back, it was the most fabulous present and kept each of us busy and entertained many hours that following year. 


I don't specifically remember any of the other gifts that year, but this one has stayed with me. It's a reminder to myself to make sure I don't get too caught up in the commercial side and really think about what brings enjoyment. It's good to remind myself that it's not always about how much you spend on a gift, but more about the thought you put into it. 

Did you have gift that you remember fondly? Leave a comment and share it! 

Happy holidays!


  1. Funnily enough, I don't really remember the Christmas presents at all. The gift I remember came neither at Christmas nor on my birthday- but it was the one that I wanted to a degree unparalleled. It was my first guitar, and I can still remember opening the box. It cost $30, which was an enormous amount of money back then for my struggling parents, but I seriously wouldn't have cared if they never bought me anything ever again. I still have the guitar. :)


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