"..The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event
history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the
medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost
thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating
heart." -- George Matthew Adams
of time and love are surely the basic
ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." -- Peg Bracken
if Christmas isn't found in your
heart, you won't find it under a tree." -- Charlotte Carpenter
give books .. for
Christmas. They're never fattening... and permanently
personal." -- Lenore Hershey
Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It
makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite
grows small." -- Eva K. Logue
is Christmas? It is tenderness for the
past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent
every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every
lead to peace." -- Agnes M. Pharo
there is no joyous way to give a festive
gift, give love away." -- Unknown
snowflakes, my Christmas memories
gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." --
the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth ... may we begin to
see the world in the light of understanding you give us." -- Anon
little thought goes a long way toward
picking an appropriate - and appreciated - gift. Here are a few things
consider when shopping for someone else.
they expressed an interest in a new pastime and could you find a book
or a kit about it?
you know of anything they have that's tattered or worn out that you
they use an auxiliary of something for the office or for the car?
they appreciated a particular item in a store, or made a remark about
something they've seen a friend wear? These perceptive (or
not-so-subtle) clues will help lead you to a gift they'll love.
you know of a specific brand they like? Coffee? Tea? Cereal? Look
closely - perhaps there's something!
they delight themselves to something like Starbucks coffee or Godiva
chocolate? Can you afford to treat them to that?
Sweet Home: some
cute decorative items, a bunch of flowers, picture frames, photo albums
(include a picture of the giver?), blank note cards with or without
stamps, candles and/or holders, mugs and cocoa, teapot and tea, good or
flavoured coffee and a pretty tin (or a rugged and manly tin, depending
on the recipient!) , dishes and toppings to make ice cream sundaes,
recipe book, portable file box and files
nice car seat covers, o car wash kit, organizer, emergency kit,
flashlight, basic tool kit, jumper cables, travel mug, mug holder, a
portable chair (that folds to a small size)
the office: personalised
calendars, name plate for door/desk, day planner, legal pad holder (to
take notes in meetings), desk organizers, a small coffee maker,
business card holder
the holidays: souvenirs,
momentos, ornaments, ornament organizer, disposable camera,
holiday-themed mugs/dishes, Christmas music or video.