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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 20, Book 17


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

Ruth Ann Schabacker


December 20th

The greatest gift you can give this Christmas is the gift of yourself. Here are some helpful last minute hints to get you through the season with greater joy in your heart:

Keep your heart and ears open: Listen more and talk less…
Take some time to remember happy holiday memories…
Light candles…
Make sure you have some mistletoe… 

Smile more and laugh like Santa Claus…
Sing Christmas carols…
Do some major hugging…
Lower your expectations. Holidays, like people, are not perfect…
Buy lots of batteries…
Definitely, do not drink and drive… 


Today’s gift suggestions could include any one of the the above which are all wonderful suggestions, but here is one more for the books:

A handmade card made with love is much more valuable than the most expensive present.  

Anyone can make a hand made card with a heartfelt message inside.  Use cardstock and fancy materials or printer paper and crayons.

All that matters is letting the recipient know how much you care about them and wishing them the happiest of holidays.


Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us. 

Charles Dickens

4 comments:

betty said...

A handmade card truly does show love.

Betty

jack69 said...

The only had made cards I have received are from Grands and that is TOPS with me!

Chatty Crone said...

I love homemade cards!

TARYTERRE said...

I think it's important at this time of year to lower your expectations, so as not to be disappointed.