Because I have a large family, my Christmas presents to nieces, nephews, and siblings tend to be more like Christmas gestures than Christmas gifts. For the kids I might buy a family DVD. For the adults I might give some baked goods and/or maybe a bag of fair trade coffee. If I can come up with something a tad more unique, it makes me gleeful.
Though I know making someone a CD of his/her favorite songs is not the most original thought in the world, I was very pleased when I an idea sprouted in my brain to make a CD of songs that reminded me of my siblings (and even a few of their children).
I've included a song from a 45 record we played over and over on a beach trip in 1970 and
a song that opened a talent show my oldest sister directed in high school.
There are songs that my brothers blasted from their rooms, that my sisters and I made up dances to, and odd little songs that I'm fairly certain other families don't know because truth be told- we were a bit weird.
I'm excited about this gesture; I think it even qualifies as a GIFT.
And what does that do?
Why it Makes My Monday, of course!
Visit Cheryl who is a gift to everyone who knows her.