Thursday, December 7, 2006

My gift for gab

Today's journaling prompt was all about holiday gifts. Again, I am thinking I should've done a 12X12 album for this project, because there is so much I have to say on the subject!! I wanted to go into depth about how I refuse to shop after Thanksgiving, except for the wishlists I solicit from needy families, and how I love making wrapped gifts pretty ... and how I loathe going to the post office in the holiday rush & therefore try to have all long-distance gifts mailed before Thanksgiving.... but there just wasn't enough space on the page! I just have too much to say!! Like that is a surprise for anyone who knows me? So, I settled for the most condensed version I could come up with:

"I thoroughly enjoy giving gifts at the holiday season, and I start the process early, to make sure that it’s not stressful. As of today, I have only one present left to make, and about a quarter of the gifts left to wrap. I try to make my gifts ones that will delight, inspire, or amuse, which means I tend to avoid highly practical gifts, unless I know it’s something a person just longs for, in which case I will happily buy socks or clamps or pots. I usually have at least one idea for every friend or family member, so it is rare that I am at a loss for a gift. I do cherish the gifts that I receive, most especially if they’ve been selected with tender loving care. On Christmas afternoon, I always write out thank you notes to people who didn’t get to see me actually open their gifts, so they will know how much I appreciated it!"

11 comments:

erika said...

This is great! I love what you wrote, and your handwriting is amazing. And day 3 is awesome, I just love what you did. :) xe

Stephanie said...

Love the bright colors! Fabulous!

Mandy said...

I really like how you put the date on the metal rimmed tag. More great journaling!!! I too wish I had made a bigger album, I'm doing a 6x9, and it just isn't big enough.

Julie Ann said...

Cute entry!

Dorothy said...

I am right there with you! I hate having to buy gifts after Thanksgiving.

Jenn said...

Great journaling! Love it!

Patience said...

Love it! I seem to have a lot to say myself... so I can totally relate!

Eleni said...
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Eleni said...

Brilliant again I admire your little details ... the round tag and the title ... do you make these in some program? or are they store bought?

debra harvey said...

love your journalling .. so thoughtful.. I love that you send out thank you notes ... so nice.. p.s i love looking at the yummy food on the page..

beshka said...

fabulous! love the non-christmas-y colors!!! :)