What's the best present you gave this year?
This is a tough one. For starters, I don't believe in going overboard, nor in giving out of guilt, so I like to think that the gifts I do give are well thought out and something that the recipient will enjoy.
For the last several years I have tried to buy a gift from a present tree, and this year was no exception. You have probably seen these in various shops where kids request something specific or you are given the age and gender of a child and left to choose. I would love to have been the fly on the wall when the present I selected was unwrapped today. I hope she liked it. It was one of my favorites.
And of course, I think that sometimes it is the little things that make the difference. I would like to think that a little joy was spread in the mailboxes of the over 100 homes we sent cards too. Each had a photo I took and a handwritten message inside. It felt like giving a part of me.