Meaningful Gifts from the Days of Yore

This time of the year I look forward to slowing things down and putting energy into the fun things that connect me with the holidays and the season. Back “in the old days” folks didn’t have to remind themselves to do these things because it was just the usual way of life.

Here are some of the “gifts of time” for people that I remind myself to do…

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Send a handwritten holiday card

Your friends and family love the pictures that you send of your kids and they will truly enjoy it even more if you add a hand written note. Just a couple of sentences about your weather, what’s going on in your neck of the woods or even sharing a memory shows that you were thinking of them specifically instead of just plopping down in front of the TV to mindlessly stuff envelopes. It takes a little more time and effort on your part, but it will mean a lot to someone. Have the kiddos sign the card and you just sent a bushel of love!

Make a phone call

In our techno world it is easy to forget that a text or an email is just not the same as picking up the phone to call someone and chat. Hearing your voice may be the best part of their day!

Stop in for a visit

And bring a treat! Grab a couple of drive-thru coffees and a baked good or bring something that you whipped up and stop to chat for a moment. Taking a moment to catch up with someone can be a better gift than anything from a store. It may even rejuvenate your spirit to continue ticking the errands off your to-do list!

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