The best Christmas gift idea ever!

I was recently the recipient of one of the BEST Christmas gift idea ever!  Well, one of the best I have ever received.  I couldn’t resist sharing this with you all.  I think it’s such a wonderful idea and others may know someone they want to do this for.  Have you ever watched the Christmas Hallmark movie where the girl works as a gifter?  It’s the 12 Gift of Christmas for those who want to check it out.  Anyway, one of my dearest friends is the real life gifter!  Seriously, she is so good at coming up with the best gifts and should hire out her services.

Well, my friend recently stopped by to visit and brought a Christmas gift for me but said I couldn’t look until she said to.  My husband took it from her and hid it from me.  I was VERY curious but respected her wishes and honestly forgot about it.  Then she texted me this past weekend and said, “Okay you can open the bag only.”  I didn’t know why opening only the bag mattered, but okay.  You guys! What was inside the bag brought me to tears!

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It is an Advent Calendar of gifts FOR ME!  Seriously?!!!  Do you realize how much work, thought, and love went into this!?  Well, I DO!  I couldn’t believe someone would do this for me.  I love Christmas so very much that I probably belong in Whoville at Christmas.  My retirement dream is to work at the Christmas Shop at Magic Kingdom.  My friend loves Christmas as much as I do.

So here is what is so amazing about this.  She has given me such a gift of Christmas magic!  Now for 25 days this month, I get to relive that magic and excitement of Christmas.  I experience Christmas magic as a giver these days and through the eyes of my children.  It’s really special and I love it.  However, getting a taste of what Christmas was like as a child again, wow.  This is special.  She has given me a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life.  I will remember this advent gift and the feeling of wonder and LOVE it gave me.

I have been pretty stressed this year with moving twice, major decisions to be made, financial strain (building and moving twice in 3 months is no joke), and all that goes along with running a business and being a mom to three.  All of this has honestly taken a toll on my holiday spirit.  It has been a challenge for me, for the first time in…. EVER… to get my spirit flowing.  I have much to be grateful for, don’t get me wrong, I’m just exhausted.  She had no idea who much I needed this and yet, she delivered.  She is breathing life back into my Christmas heart.  I’m so grateful to have her in my life.  Not because of her gift, but because of her love.  Thank you my dear friend! I love you back!  I’m anxiously waiting for December 1!

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