‘Tis better to give…

I really believe that, at least according to the massive stack of Christmas gifts in our living room corner I’ve already gotten. I’m just about done with Christmas shopping, and it isn’t even Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Now THAT is something to be grateful for! The only present I have to get is for Christian and for that, I’m waiting for him to leave town for two weeks. Otherwise, he’s definitely going to sniff out my present(s).
But in all seriousness, I really get soooo much more joy out of watching OTHERS open presents than I do opening presents. NOT that I don’t enjoy getting gifts (who doesn’t?), I just really feel such joy seeing the joy on someone else’s face when they open presents I’ve picked out for them.
Today I got, and I gave, and I felt great in both scenarios. Two family friends gave us a handmade blanket and handmade pink cap for Hannah. Both of these items are definite heirloom items, to be enjoyed for generations. It really took my breath away, and was so special because it was specifically made with Hannah in mind. Tempted to sleep with the blanket myself, but I reluctantly placed it in the basket beneath Hannah’s bassinet, ready for her arrival.
Christian is having a work Thanksgiving party tomorrow, which will be combined with a diaper shower for one of his co-workers. Since I received an AMAZING diaper cake at my shower…and it was the TALK of the shower!… I summoned the courage to attempt making one myself for Christian to give it to his co-worker, who is also expecting a girl about a week before we are. Here’s my humble attempt, but I’m not too disappointed in my first-time effort. Makes me think I might try some more!

What is YOUR wish for Christmas? And yes, we all want world peace and joy…but what material item are you really hoping Santa brings to you this year?


3 responses to “‘Tis better to give…

  1. That blanket and the little cap are adorable ! And so is your diaper cake ! Well done! For material items I already made a deal with Santa: all I want is gift cards for craft supply stores . . . I need sooo much 🙂

    • Lol, I’m with you on the gift cards from craft stores. I don’t know what has gotten over me, but I am on a “do it yourself” rampage lately!!! And I love it! I’m helping Christian pack right now… we must get up at 3 a.m. to get him to the airport (sob, sob…) I’ll check in tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime, Jana, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I look forward to hearing how you celebrate it!


  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Amanda, and don’t be sad, he’s going to be back soon with LOTS OF GOODIES from good old germany !!! 😉

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