Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday's Quote to Ponder

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value."

~Charles Dudley Warner, 'Eleventh Study,' Backlog Studies, 1873

Today, hoardes of people will be heading out to malls and shopping centers in the wee hours of the morning, to take advantage of the "Day After Thanksgiving" shopping bonanza. Everyone but me, ha ha. The quote above reflects my attitude about Christmas shopping, and I would love, as the years pass, to more appropriately reflect it. Seeking and finding gifts that are unique and appropriate to the receiver is a challenge, but makes you feel better about giving them. Some people are hard to shop for, and finding that appropriate gift may involve some creativity. I'm getting a bit more creative this year, especially for one person's gift (who shall remain unnamed for holiday security reasons *wink*). Let's see what creativity we can put into our giving this year--more so than the money. It will take some investigation, some thought and planning, but we can do it! Send me some of your creative gift-giving ideas. Happy giving!

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