It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 16, Book 17

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

Ruth Ann Schabacker

December 16th

Know your gifts and share them.

Les Brown

Todays gift suggestion:

If you have adult children or grandchildren, giving them treasured ornaments off your Christmas tree will make them feel very special.

Plus as added bonus, they’l think of you every time they place the ornament on a branch. 

At our family celebration this year we are having an ornament exchange.  I had thought about taking my last remaining snowman ornament but he needed a battery so I will be using one I had purchased instead.

Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that become part of the family.

Charles M. Schultz

Years ago I quit having a large tree and purchased 3 pre lit table top trees to scatter thought my home .  So that year at our family gathering, I took the box of ornaments I’d been using and let every one choose what ever ornaments they wanted.  Every ornament was of a snowman.  How this particular one escaped the give away then is beyond me.  But I found him when unpacking Christmas here this year.

This moment, this day, this season will never come again.  Treasure it and treasure those you love who make it memorable.

Untie the ribbons…


betty said...

I like the idea of giving away ornaments like this. Last year I know I shared a lot of ornaments with son/family for their tree. I hope they do remember me when they put them on the tree from year to year :)


Carol Z said...

Sweet, sweet idea. What treasured gifts they will be.

jack69 said...

This is a great idea, especially when the person receiving remembers it hanging on the tree in your house.

Mevely317 said...

That's a splendid idea, Ma!
At today's garage sale we practically gave away the big tree and ornaments ... nothing that actually meant anything. Unfortunately, my family's ornaments remain but a memory.


an ornament exchange is a wonderful idea. the snowman remained for a reason. enjoy.

Rick Watson said...

I love that idea. We have lots of Christmas ornaments that people have given us through the years and Jilda remembers where each of them came from and when.