Apart from all the hoopla, commercialism, gifting, partying, there IS a deeper meaning to this season. The esty bloggers' carnival this month asks the question: Holidays - Christmas, Hanukkah & Others, what was your favorite gift received? Was it handmade? This recalled to mind a Christmas long ago when my husband and I had little money and a small child. Although we gave gifts to him, we gifted each other with mostly "coupons." This remains my favorite Christmas gift experience.
a cookbook and coupon for cooking sessions together
Another special Christmas was two years ago when my mother went into the hospital just days before. On Christmas Day, my husband's family was here and we were just sitting down to eat when I got the news my mother was being released. I hurried to the hospital and brought her to my house in time for a meal and family fun. Everyone was so happy to see her and spend time with her!
my son and I long agoHERE is where the carnival will be posted sometime on Monday, December 21 by LindaB. Check out Linda's etsy shop, too!
photos by me © 2009