“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”–Dale Evans Rogers
It’s no secret, following close behind words of affirmation, giving gifts is my love language.
I often think of those who may not have someone shopping for them during this season. Maybe it is a single mom who is scraping together enough to buy her children a little something that will never compete with the other parent’s gift giving ability. Her children are small, her friends are few, her parent’s gone or estranged, and there is no Christmas magic waiting for her beneath the tree.
I think of the married mom who manages the budget. She tells her husband there is nothing extra for him to shop for her. She still squeezes out enough to surprise him, but she sacrifices to keep the bills paid and not to add debt to their already difficult finances. (This is me!)
Or the woman whose husband is just a little clueless. No matter how she hints she’d like something else, a small kitchen appliance or, even worse, a Victoria’s Secret bag appears beneath the tree.
Maybe it is a single woman with no husband or children spending the day far from family because it is too expensive to travel or she must work. She wakes Christmas morning alone with maybe a few gifts mailed from home.
If you are a guy reading this maybe you have no idea how to pull together a surprise Christmas for your wife or girlfriend, and you could be the hero this year!
I want you to think of someone in your life who could use a Christmas surprise.
For Giving Tuesday I am mailing a box of some of my favorite things to you or a friend you nominate. Included is a beautiful milk glass vase from BHLDN. There is a grown up coloring book and a set of metallic coloring pens I loved so much when my friend Sarah sent them to me I ordered another set off Amazon just for this giveaway. There is a Smash book and extras along with a copy of my favorite magazine, Darling. If you can bear to cut it up after you enjoy it, this magazine is perfect for collaging in your Smash book. (I will have a post in January about collage as art. If you’ve never done it you must.) There is my favorite mint EOS lip balm and cuddly “Life is Good” socks. There is a Kelly Rae Roberts photo album and cloth banner. There are a few more goodies not pictured so they remain true surprises. Also not pictured is a special piece of my own Kelly Rae Roberts art. I will give you a peek tomorrow.
1. Comment on this post by nominating someone you would love this package to go to. Share a little bit about why they would be so thrilled to receive a box of love. Just using their first name is fine. If your nomination is chosen I will contact you for their address.
2. Share this giveaway with your friends in hopes they will nominate you!
3. If you already know you are probably getting a small appliance go ahead and nominate yourself!
This is my last giveaway this year. The winner is chosen with a nifty random app and will be chosen midnight Friday so I can get this box in the mail. Let’s have some fun!
. . . Added today as promised, the beautiful and very meaningful piece of Kelly Rae Roberts art that will be included in my Big box giveaway. When Danica had surgery she called me mama bird, and I called her baby bird. God called us both to be fearless in many things. I love reading the comments so far! Share with your friends. This giveaway is open until Friday at midnight.