Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Meaningful Gifts

Merry Christmas!!      

Meaningful Christmas gifts are wonderful! 

Take a moment and think about the Christmas Gifts that you have received, that are unforgettable...

One of the most meaningful Christmas gift that my husband and I have ever received was given to us the Christmas after we got married. 

It was from my husband’s grandfather. He had passed away abruptly, 8-9 years earlier, but he had exercised the foresight to know that he wanted each one of his grandchildren's families to have something handmade by him. 

So, that year, we received a lighted Christmas Tree made out of glass baby food jars. 

I had admired these illuminated trees at relatives’ homes for many years, but it wasn’t until we were given our own, that I heard the story about this tree. 

You see, my husband’s grandfather tenderly gathered baby food jars in order to make enough lighted trees for everyone that he wanted to be gifted with one. He crafted them by hand, into a beautiful gift not only symbolizing and emphasizing the beauty of Christmas, but also exemplifying the immeasurable gift that deep love for your family is. 

Even though he was unable to gift them himself, all of his grandchildren are reminded of his deep love for them, every Christmas, as their lighted tree is brought out.

Think about this and other gifts that have been meaningful to you, as you strive to give meaningful gifts, of time, treasure, talent, love, and more, throughout the coming year! 

For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.