This was an unusual Christmas for many reasons. First of all, it was nearly 70 degrees on Long Island (about 30 degrees above normal) and we were out walking in T-shirts. Secondly, we received shocking news that a close friend had passed away. Finally, I did our Christmas shopping almost entirely online, so I completely avoided the retail hype that gets me in the Christmas spirit.
Our gifts this year were modest and, since my kids are now adults, there wasn’t any excitement as they waited for Santa to show up..
Growing up in Canada, our Christmas gifts were limited and practical, with stockings filled with socks and underwear. The best gift I received was the Anne of Green Gables book trilogy. I was the same age (11-years-old) as the fictional Anne and was captivated by the story of this young orphan being sent to a farm on Prince Edward Island. Always a bookworm, I remember retreating to my bedroom and blissfully devouring all three books.
Today, blog about one of your favorite gifts.
Sue Allen Clayton is a website content writer, author and speaker. She writes newsletters, website content and marketing materials for a wide range of businesses. Over her two decades as a professional writer, Sue has written several books, hundreds of newsletters and magazine articles, and thousands of blog posts.