Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gift Giving

The tradition of gift giving for Christmas is rooted on the story of wise men, who gave costly gifts to the Baby Jesus without expectation of receiving anything in return. The idea of giving and receiving a gift can be a loving gesture from the heart not by a big fat wallet. There are many ways of giving of traditions and nourishment that have true meaning.
Remember, Christmas and Thanksgiving is truly a time for families to gather and enjoy holiday meals. These happenings alone can create much happiness. Christmas is a time for embellishments, gifts of the heart, twinkling lights, hot cocoa, mulled ciders and gingerbread...
Remember on Christmas it is the birth of baby Jesus that is the true celebration.... Also enjoying leaving nothing but crumbs on the plate of luscious cookies left out for Santa as you make your way to bed for those sugar plums to dance in your head....
I know we all celebrate in a different manner but remembering the season for how it should be really helps us think of it in a slightly different way... Passing these thoughts on to our families is the most precious gift we can give them.....
With the Thanksgiving holiday a week away this is a great time to make ready and truly enjoy the season the way it was originally meant to be......

3 comments:

Sandi said...

Wonderful thoughts you shared with us today Marietta. I remember a more simpler time in years gone by that were the most delightful of all.
Blessings~

Marilyn said...

Simpler times gone by for us but probably when the younger generation is our age they will look back & think this was "the good old days".
Beautiful post....
Have a Wonderful Evening!
Hugs,
Marilyn

Tracey said...

Hi Marietta! I couldn't have said it better myself! A beautiful post that I completely agree with :)

Your blog is so lovely and I am now happy to be following!!

:) T