Goodbye to Greetingsā€¦

Part of my after-holiday traditions is to reread my Christmas cards. I love getting and giving cards all year round but Christmas greetings are special. I’m not sure if it’s the significance of the holiday – The fact that this might be the only time you hear from certain family members or friends – It’s… Continue reading Goodbye to Greetingsā€¦

Spirits Past Present and Future…

This was a Christmas not unlike Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I was aware of the Spirits of Christmas all through the day. Ironically it started with the falling snow at midnight as Bing and company sang White Christmas; This was my visit from Christmas past, all those evenings after friends and family left and before… Continue reading Spirits Past Present and Future…

End Of The Season – Not The Attitude…

All the decorations are put away, the tree is down and the last of it’s needles have been vacuumed. I guess you can say the Christmas Season is officially over (at my house). However, the attitude can remain – Not the pushy get out of my way, I’m in a hurry sort, but the original… Continue reading End Of The Season – Not The Attitude…

Love?

As we scurry and hurry to find the perfect gift for family and friends. Let’s not worry about what they may like or want. How about giving them what they need? Love, one size fits all! By the way isn’t that what the season is all about Charlie Brown?    

Returns…

Before the gifting starts and the inevitable returning begins… Let me go on about “Returns.” These past few days I’ve been returning gifts – Helping my cousin with his internet connections and shopping; In return for walking me to the bus stop and teaching me about cars. Helping my mother decorate her tree and clean… Continue reading Returns…

Re-Gifting…

The “Season of Giving” brings us to all kinds of time honored traditions. Including Re-gifting aunt Margaret’s fruit cake! Although there are many rules of etiquette from such noted authorities such as Martha Stewart. Here’s a simple “re-gifting” idea, share your unique gifts! By re-gifting or giving your talents, you can make someone’s quality of… Continue reading Re-Gifting…

Giving – No Reason

Tis’ the season… Yes it’s the season for giving yet the unfortunate thing is most expect something in return. We’ve been conditioned by advertisers to buy, buy and buy so we can give. The problem is we’ve perpetuated a vicious circle of “gifting” that we’ve forgotten why we’re giving – Don’t say it’s Christmas! We… Continue reading Giving – No Reason