We know that “Nice Guys” tend to end up in the dreaded “Just Be Friends Zone”. But that doesn’t stop women everywhere from claiming that’s what they really want in a man. So what’s the deal here?
Draw Names – If you have always bought individual handmade gifts for your extended family, consider drawing names instead. Put all their names in a jar and each person pulls one and buys or makes a gift for that person. Some families even have the children do this within the immediate family. It is a great way to do Christmas on a shoestring budget.
Kids electric scooters are one of the most popular gifts for teens being requested this year. If you talk to just about any youngster who is between 8 and 15, they can tell you about brands, colours and specs for just about all models. You would have to say kids electric scooters are the new bicycles!
Also, grab any gift certificates you may have that are a few months old. If they are from stores you don’t frequently shop at use it to purchase a gift for someone else. Also, if you spent a portion of a gift certificate but have a few dollars or cents left as a balance, consider using these up. It might not be much but it makes a difference. If you shop online, do a quick search to see if you can find a coupon code to lower your total. If you shop early enough take the slowest and lowest shipping option available. There should still be plenty of time for it to arrive.
Another friend asked me what the goal of my blogging adventures are. A book? For the first time in a long time, I was able to say that the goal was just to write, everyday, and record special moments that made the day great. The project is its own reward. I’m ambitious for living intentionally enough to find joy in the common thing.
Find out who you are. Look in the mirror for about 10-20 minutes. Analyze your face, your body, your personality, your spirit, and your life. Get the feeling that you are a vessel of God’s selected by Him to do His work. Just like an eagle hunts or a fish swims, you are your purpose. Let that sink into your spirit. You are currently fulfilling your purpose because you are handmade gifts currently living!
Have the child help you crop photos and place them on the page. Add decorative paper accents and stickers. Leave enough room for your child to write a special message on each page.
Christmas crafts are almost always well-received, but the presentation is also a big factor. Be sure your Christmas ornaments are wrapped beautifully, in a box or bag with tissue. Make it look like something very special.