I love that for Christmas, rather than receive gifts that will have no lasting value or significance for my children, they usually receive items that “add wrinkles to their brain” (as my sister-in-law calls it.)
This year was no exception, our children were blessed with an abundance of beautiful gifts that will help them along their paths of learning and ensure that their brains look like prunes!
My children were each given gift cards to Barnes and Nobles. My middle girl bought a solar system/planetarium boxed set. The other kids opted for books.
This book was neatly tucked into one of girls’ stockings. There is nothing like learning some new skills.
My cousin and his wife stopped by last night to drop off some items for the family. This was just one of the many awesome books they got the kids.
My husband’s cousin got the girls this neat cake pop maker! I am sure this baby is going to see a lot of use.
My sister-in-law brought the kids a large haul of stamps and pastels. We are most definitely going to be using these in the days to come.
The kids weren’t the only ones who were blessed, both my husband and I received several thoughtful items. There was one in particular that really touched my heart….
This plate was given to me by my mother. I was so surprised and so touched by her thoughtfulness. This plate was made in the year I was born, in the city where my parents were married. I love blue dishware, but this plate is especially touching because it has four deer on it. Three of them are female and one male; just like my kids! This was definitely the highlight of my night.
Yes, this Christmas our family was once again blessed by a multitude of thoughtfulness. We are very thankful to all those who helped make this season bright; not by the giving of gifts, but by the giving of their love and affection.
What gift did you receive that touched your heart the most?