Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Simple Christmas idea #12 -- Share the gift of a personal story

Telling tales...

On the bookshelf in our living room is one book that you'll never find in a library or bookstore. It's the story of Lucas, a baby robin who was befriended by my aunt's little neighbour. My aunt wrote out the story, had her granddaughter provide the cover illustration, put it into a duotang, and shared the little treasure with her family, and mine. It's a neat little gift that is still read whenever it's rediscovered.

We all have wonderful family stories that could be written up as special gifts which might be appreciated more than anything we could find in a store. I've managed to write a story for my two eldest daughters, and will have to come up with one for my youngest. A creative retelling of a shared experience, perhaps with a few photos attached, can become a memento that will be treasured longer than the latest trendy Christmas item. And all it takes is a little time and effort...

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