|2016 Gift List|
I have made my holiday gift list and checked it twice. Most years, I set myself a budget and keep to it by making most of my gifts - jars of jam, table runners, placemats, etc. This year, I didn't feel well enough to do so. Also, so many friends and family members have been so kind and helpful throughout the year that a jar of jam wouldn't have been enough of a gift to give them. I don't have the stamina to go shopping for everyone on my list and I am not comfortable ordering gifts on the internet. So, I have decided to give gift cards to several people on my list, this year. I bought some the other day and today, I bought the rest. Tomorrow, I will wrap the few gifts I did make or buy and check the list again to make sure I have something for everyone on my list!
Today, one of my cousins called to invite us to her house for Christmas! She apologized for the last minute invitation, but said she hadn't been planning to do anything (her mother and sister and sister's family have all gone out of state to celebrate Christmas with her sister's first grandson who was born last month), but decided to host Christmas dinner at her house, after all. I told her I had already accepted another invitation, but promised to step in and visit her, as well. So, Christmas day will be spent with family as well as friends, after all.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The shower of rain we had last night.
- My daughter had a safe flight home.
- My cousin has invited us to celebrate Christmas with her.
- Another cousin visited me, earlier in the day.
- My holiday shopping is done!
Have you made or bought all your holiday gifts? Or are you a last minute shopper like me?