- Linda J. Hawkins
Giving From the Heart
“Good times - Ahh - you will remember them!” --Linda J. Hawkins
This holiday is a time for giving to the ones you love, so let’s make it special! Think beyond the wrapped boxes and gift bags and choose creative ways to give to your family and friends all throughout this season of joy and winter time. Here are a few ideas:
*Make your own tea or hot cocoa, fill “to-go” cups and pack extra blankets to take the whole family on a holiday lights evening tour.
*Sign yourself up (as well as a friend) for a free craft night, singing event or open house. Dress up and order a sweet treat with “just the girls” for an evening of fun.
*Make your own sweet treats--something you never make throughout the year! How about the Delightful Divinity from Southern Seasons 12 Months of Tea-licious Recipes & Ideas (p.16)?
*With each store bought gift you give this year, try an extra special addition--a handmade tag with an invitation for tea.
*In the hustle and bustle of all holiday-times, please remember sometimes your family needs a scheduled “down time.” Go ahead and schedule it--Pajama Day or Evening at Home. Write it on the calendar and stock up on a few favorite snacks. Your family will thank you for it!
As always, we hope your holiday is filled with cheer! Leave a comment and let us know your own ideas for “Giving from the Heart” this season.