Christmas: tis the season for giving and receiving
Are you ready for Christmas?” Tis the season for frantic holiday shopping, with newspapers filled with sale flyers, the holiday storefronts packed with the latest seasonal “must haves” and the email inboxes flooded with last-minute sales. It’s enough to make your head spin and drain your pocketbook. Instead, this holiday season, turn back the clock and remember this Christmas as “The most wonderful, wonderful, wonderful day of the year! Now, that is a thought that SHOULD leave you feeling merrier this holiday season.
Let’s start our discussion with the power of giving, because few things in life are more satisfying than being able to give freely and from a full heart. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage that it is more blessed to give than to receive, right? And while it certainly feels good to give, there is no joy in the giving unless there is a gracious receiver on the other end. Both giving and receiving, if done with love and joy and openness, can act as a salve to soothe a tired soul. So, if you want your life to really flow and be easy, it’s best to learn how to do both graciously and happily.
You can give and receive in a whole new way— a way that honors and values Self and protects you from those who take more than they give. A gift basket and more from Gift Baskets By Design SB, Inc., custom gifts always makes giving and receiving easy choices, as well as takes the guess work out finding a gift that has the right touch.
Do you remember being a kid and being so excited for Christmas morning or your birthday that you could barely sleep? That’s the joy of receiving. Stevie Wonder’s wrote a song called, “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas.” The lyrics are joyful, care-free and inviting all to enjoy a holly jolly good time….
Now's the time to throw your cares away. The world is on a holiday. There's even people singing in the street. Life is such a treat and goodness knows,That same old guy, still riding through the sky. And talking to a reindeer with a big red nose, Whoa, everyone's a kid at Christmas time! A holly jolly kid at Christmas time, Everyone from one to ninety-three. Feeling free, look at me! Oh, everyone's a kid at Christmas time.
We all absolutely love receiving something new, exciting and surprisingly on Christmas Day and the very thought of receiving, just excites so many memories and emotions – it simply brings out the kid in all of us. At the same time, the holiday season is a time when we all have an opportunity to show caring and gratitude to each other.
In many ways, it’s better than birthdays, because everyone is included and it’s reciprocal. With that as a starting point, try to frame this as positive, soul-enriching experience, rather than an obligation or pressure, employ a happy tune of fun and enjoyment. While the “deadline” aspect can be nerve-racking, who doesn’t need deadlines to get things done, even things we want to do?
A good place to begin is to think of some of the gifts that have meant the most to you. Why were they good gifts? This is not to suggest that you should give the same gift to someone else (though sometimes that is appropriate), but the spirit behind the gift could be emulated.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that cost equals value when it comes to giving. The most personal gifts are usually the most appreciated. When you balance out your Giving and Receiving you are making a difference for others, which in turns, gives the holidays more meaning and, let’s be honest, also makes you feel good.
You can get good ideas from a host of online retailers, but especially from Gift Baskets By Design SB, Inc., because, they provide an array of gift baskets and more and their custom made gifts for Christmas gift baskets are sure to offer a great opportunity to shower your loved ones with an unique and innovative gift.
Like most of us, you can run from one shop into another looking for an appropriate gift, but at Gift Baskets By Design SB, Inc., we can ease your travels and lend Santa’s Helping Hand to your gifting ideas for family members, co-workers, business associates, etc., and if not now – we are a great retailer for year-round gifts for all occasions. We wish you a Happy Holiday, and a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful New Year.