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Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas is just around the corner. We started a tradition years back where each of us "ADOPT A FAMILY" from our local community. You dont get to know who these people are, your just given the basics. Age & Gender. It really makes Christmas full of spirit for me. It seems that there are only so many presents and trinkets you can give to your family that after awhile, its just more stuff.

But, with an ADOPT A FAMILY, you actually can make a difference for someone on that day. The family, or individual, would otherwise have nothing for the Christmas Day, and really, no one wants to even FEEL alone on the holidays.

There are some requirements: you must provide non-perishable food so that the ADOPT A FAMILY can have a meal to consume on Christmas Day. If you want to include presents or any other items, you can, but it is not required.

Its great fun to be able to buy things that you think people need or would like. We have gotten all sorts of things for them before: Xmas Tie, laundry soap, decks of cards, etc. In the past FG & HG have also given things to be added to the baskets for the ADOPT A FAMILY. Its really great to see our friends get involved with such a special task.

If your able to ADOPT A FAMILY in your community, please do, it really is very gratifying to know that you have made someones day by just thinking about someone else and doing for others. The feeling you have on Christmas Day, knowing that you have made a smile on someones face, just enlightens your heart. Its such a great feeling, I just cant describe it.

This year we have chosen:

Female, in her 60's
Couple, in their 80's

Any ideas on what we should put in their baskets....? I cant wait to hear what suggestions you come up with!


Fightin' Mad Mary said...

That's so great that you are doing this! As far as what to put in the basket, wow. That's a tough one. Since they are older I would stick with classic foods that you know they will like.

InALittleMinute said...

Thanks for that Mary.. any ideas on what sort of presents we could stick in the basket tho?

I would love to have a few things wrapped for them to open on xmas day...?

Welcome any suggestions!

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Gosh, I don't know. My grandma always liked simple things like really cute notepads and stationary. I would just go to a dollar store (or y'all version of that) and go crazy buying useful but fun things.

InALittleMinute said...

great idea on the stationary.. hadnt thought of that! kudos to you Miss Mary!