Let me start by saying that I love to make gifts, but this year (very similar to the last
ten couple years or so) time has gotten away from me and I've joined the all-store-bought-gifts crowd. That's OK, we all understand one another and we're semi-fine with it. Well, this was the MOST creative gift and not only was it home-made but she made up the entire story herself!!
A Christmas story with candy*,
by Beth's friend, who shall remain nameless but you can view her blog by clicking here
*I put the name of the candy she used in (red, like this)
I wanted to spend a healthy (100 Grand) for your Christmas gift. But when I checked it had all slipped through my (Butterfinger) and there was now (Zero) available. So I called on my friends whom I consider to be real (Smarties) to help brainstorm for a nice gift.
(Clark) opened the meeting by suggesting we send you a ticket to a (Symphony) on (5th Avenue) or a trip to (Mars) and the (Milky Way). The entire room erupted in (Snickers) at that suggestion. (Mike and Ike) got up and said they were torn (Twix) (Hot Tamales), (Cookie Dough bites), and (Juicy Fruit). No one seemed enthused about that idea either so the...
(3 Musketeers) suggested I send a (Whatchamacallit) or a (Thingamajig). (Mr. Goodbar) got up and called everyone a bunch of (Nerds) that the perfect gift would be a fluffy little (Kit Kat) or a book filled with (Cow Tales). Tired from all the fuss I decided to simply wish you lots of (Almond Joy)..
Everything was neatly taped to a large white towel (which I hope she doesn't want back because I love white towels). I'm still impressed that even over a long distance, she could sense my NEED for chocolate and it arrived on a day that I couldn't have used it more! Of course I cried for my lack of planning this year, my feelings of being overwhelmed by several things lately, and
my kids were getting on my nerves I wasn't particularly full of the holiday spirit at the moment. I rarely get like that around the holidays, believe it or not, because I don't let all the hype get to me. Yesterday I was human though and it did.
It did reinforce to me how meaningful gifts are that come from the heart, are well thought out, and take a bit of time and effort. Hopefully my friend will plan a bit more for me next year because that trip to Mars or the Milky Way sounds pretty appealing at the moment! My sugar-induced coma will work just fine for now, however ~ I'm glad she understands me.
OK, now for those Christmas cards that are sitting on my table...