Monday, December 15, 2008
Christmas through the eyes of a child, not just any child, this child, my grandson who always manages even when he's not trying, to make me see just how creative he is, how thoughtful and caring.
Tonight, on his own, he got out five little white paper bags and proceeded to make Christmas presents for his family. I can't tell you what is in his daddy's paper sack because his daddy was at work when the rest of the gifts were opened and so his remained unopened the last I heard.
For his mommy, he gave a can of caffeine free diet Coke and some stickers. Pretty thoughtful as she loves the diet Coke and being a teacher I guess he knows she uses stickers a lot.
For his baby sister who is 1 1/2, he gave a cracker and a picture he drew of a fairy. She loved it. Crackers are her very favorite, so again, he put in a lot of thought and the gift was a success. For his dog he gave several dog treats. The dog loves anything and everything, even things a goat wouldn't probably eat, so again, the gift was met with great appreciation.
Now this is where it gets a bit funny.
The family has a fish, a huge old fish, a lone fish in an aquarium, a fish that supposedly can live for more than 15 years, and it has already been around for at least ten that I am aware of. My son in law got this fish while he was in college, in fact, one time over the years the fish actually jumped out of the tank, landed on the floor, and they thought it was dead. So, they were in no big rush to scoop it up and "dispose" of it. When they finally did about 15 minutes later they realized it was actually still alives so they threw it back into the fish tank and the fish remains alive to this day, years and years later.
So, what DOES a five year old give to this fish, this fish that had no name until he named it Lyle one day not that long ago? What can a little boy possibly give to his fish Lyle for Christmas that can fit into a white paper sack? I must say he did indeed put thought into this gift. For Lyle the fish, he gave his movie, The Night Before Christmas, so Lyle can watch it from inside his tank. Now tell me that's not cute!
I can hardly wait to hear tomorrow what his daddy got in his sack.
It's a good lesson for all of us. Give what you know someone likes. Give something that is "them", that they are interested in, that they can relate to, that shows thought was put into it.
Wishing you success in finding that special gift for that special person in your life, whether it's your grandson, your spouse, your daughter, your friend.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here's some great T-shirt gift ideas from our galleries!
If he loves football, which most guys do, he'll get a kick out of this stick figure Football ringer T-shirt!
Chihuahua Lap Dog T-shirt by toddlersplace
Here's a unique baseball design perfect for your son or nephew the baseball player!
Line Drawing Baseball by sport_shop
The holidays are a great time to show that special teacher you appreciate her whether she's your child's teacher or your daughter the teacher. Here's an inspiring design!
USA Proud Veteran by USAmilitary
If she spends a lot of time gardening, tending to the plants, she'll love our Garden Goddess T-shirt!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
ONE DAY ONLY, MONDAY,
$5 off shirts
Wear is the love? Give the gift of custom apparel this season
with a Zazzle shirt!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Take advantage of this special two day sale and save big! Just click on the banner to visit our participating stores!
Last day of the sale today!
Check out some of the great products from Union Eight and save, save, save!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here's my three favorites from Teewit!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Union Eight members will be holding special sales with prices the lowest of the season today
Monday, November 17th through Wednesday, November 19th.
Lowest prices of the season 3 Day Sale at Small
Lowest prices of the season 3 Day Sale at All
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