Holiday Gift Giving, Christmas & Chanukah

Holiday Gift Giving, Christmas & Chanukah

Here’s Something to Feel Good About!

Thinking about what you have to offer others this holiday season?
It may be a lot easier and cost a lot less then you think. Most of us appreciate a genuine gift from the heart even more than store bought items that require little thought.

When it comes to holiday shopping I have to say I love the holiday season, but I can’t stand the buying frenzy that it sometimes represents. The idea of getting up early the day after Thanksgiving and shopping with masses of people baffles me.

I’m truly not in a position to buy gifts this year. It’s more important that I own up to that, than spend money I don’t have. So I am thinking of the small gestures I can make, a phone call, a card, an inexpensive but thoughtful gift that may not cost much, but hopefully will mean something to someone I care about.

Rather than wait till Christmas, I decided to begin to review my list of friends and family and contact each of them with a personal holiday wish. Extending my gratitude for all they mean to me, letting them know the love and joy they bring to my life and sending my heartfelt prayers their way for a healthy and prosperous new year. My gift is free and it may turn out to be a great present for someone I love.

So whether you choose the red cable-knit sweater, the plaid scarf, a coffee mug, in the end makes little difference. Make this holiday gift giving a lot less stressful.No matter what your bank account looks like, check the balance of love and gratitude in your heart; sharing those gifts with others is the most priceless gift you have to offer.

Find Something to Feel Good About Everyday! Remember to Pass it on!

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1 Comment

  1. That’s a really nice post. It’s not about buying (at least it shouldn’t be) it’s about showing others that you care.

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My passion has always been storytelling whether that involves writing or imagery. Following this passion, I built a 20-year career licensing my unique hand painted illustrations and product designs to renowned companies in the gift, paper, and home décor categories. My clients include Waterford Wedgwood, Tiffany & Co., George Caspari, Shurman Fine Papers, Block China, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Cartier, Shaw Living, Stephen Lawrence, and many more. To view samples of my artwork, just go to Now, my passion has taken me to blogging, compiling, and sharing stories of people who in their own small way have made a difference in someone’s life; stories that have the amazing ability to reawaken our senses to experience everything that is and can be good in the world and connect us with each other.

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