Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Gifts From a Five Year Old

My grandson who turned five just a couple of weeks ago has been on my mind all night. He is on my mind a lot regardless, simply because he's my little buddy and one of the very most wonderful things in my life (my granddaughter and kids ranking right up there as well!), but tonight my daughter related a story to me that has left me smiling and warm inside.
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

$1 Ground Shipping on Orders $45 or More

That's right! You can still get the $1.00 on orders of $45 or more ground shipping offer by using coupon code ONEDOLLARGRD at checkout! Don't delay as time is running out. You can still get all your T-shirts in time for Christmas delivery using the $1 ground shipping coupon code. Order your shirts and apparel by December 15th 3 p.m. PST to get your order by December 25th!
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!

If she loves pink, stick figures, and is a cowgirl, she'll love receiving this adorable stick figure Ride Em' Cowgirl design T-shirt!

The little farmer will love this cute stick figure Farm Animals T-shirt!

If she's a dog lover, especially crazy about Chihuahuas, she's sure to love our Chihuahua Lap Dog T-shirt!

Chihuahua Lap Dog T-shirt 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 shirt
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!

And don't forget those who served! Our USA Proud Veteran T-shirt is a great gift for someone who served to let them know you appreciate all they've done!

USA Proud Veteran shirt
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!

What's your sign? We have a great selection of horoscope sign T-shirts and gifts at Horoscopes and Astrology T-shirts and Gifts.

Is your sister, friend, daughter, brother, into helping to keep the earth clean? This is a great gift idea for them!

These are just a small sample of the more than 5,000 designs we have available in our galleries. You're sure to find something unique that fits everyone on your gift list, and ordering now will save you on shipping. Remember to use coupon code ONEDOLLARGRD at checkout and get ground shipping until December 15th for just $1.00!
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

$4 off mugs code MUGSONZAZZLE Dec. 9

All mugs are $4 off today, December 9th only! Mugs are a great gift idea, and Union Eight has a great selection of mugs for everyone on your gift list whether you're looking for a keepsake mug for a new mom, new bride and groom, for grandma who loves baking, the car enthusiast, oboe player, or next door neighbor who loves geocaching. Not only will you find a great selection of designs, but you can also choose the mug style you want whether it's a standard white mug, a frosted glass mug, or a travel mug in white or stainless steel. You can even change the handle color and inside color on the mugs to blue, green, black, red, yellow, etc. Check out some of the great designs at Union Eight and save $4 on mugs by using coupon code MUGSONZAZZLE at checkout. One day only so get them today!
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Mugs are $4 off today, December 9th only. MUGSONZAZZLE at checkout!

$4 off mugs December 9th only. MUGSONZAZZLE at checkout.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Big Sale Announcement!

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Check out some of the great products from Union Eight and save, save, save!

And that's just a little taste of what you can find in Union Eight galleries! Check out Union Eight for the very best designs this holiday season!