Monday, December 17, 2012

Giving is the Best

I know this is an odd picture but I have a story.
For years I've guided the children to give the people we come in contact with, that provide us a service, a gift. It never is anything big. It's been a candy cane, a thank you card, the year Polar Express came out we gave silver bells.

This year we decided to give cold bottled Sprite with an ornament to the trash guys and the mailman. It's been warm here, so a cold Sprite is more welcome than a mug of hot chocolate!
 Daniel met the trashman at his truck this morning and I could see his smile from where I stood inside the house.
This is our mailman. He was so happy to receive a gift from us that he turned off his truck and posed for a picture. It didn't appear that he shared our Christian faith, but he was so sweet and wished us a Merry Christmas.

This is one of our favorite things to do at Christmas. It doesn't take anything expensive or even handmade. A candycane tied with a bow can bring a smile to someone's face.

Do you do anything with your kids to celebrate Christmas?