Twelve Days of Christmas: No Golden Rings

December 15, 2012 by in category Blogs with 1 and 0
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I love the idea of celebrating the twelve days before Christmas, but I never much liked the idea of waking up to find maids-a-milking in my living room. So I thought I would make up my own list of countdown gifts that are guaranteed to make someone smile.
1) Hold someone’s hand when they least expect it.
2) Write a letter in real handwriting on real paper, and mail it with a real stamp.
3) Tell a joke.
4) Kiss someone with or without mistletoe. Lips, cheek, head, hand all are very nice.
5) Invite someone to your favorite place and tell them why they are there with you .
6) Add an extra ribbon, bell, sprig of holly, or lottery ticket to a package you wrap.
7) Cook something you’ve never cooked before; share it with someone you haven’t shared with.
8) Choose one person who is not expecting a gift and give them one too late for them to reciprocate. 
9) Hold a door for someone when you’re the one in a hurry.
10) Talk to someone who lives alone. Not just hello, but a real conversation.
11) Hum a Christmas song close enough so other people can hear. Smile when they look your way.
12) Let your spouse sleep late and your kids get up early.
Tell me about the special gift you give someone. Do it before December 25 and I’ll send you a book for Christmas. Choose the one you’d like at www.rebeccaforster.com.
Have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

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1 Comment

  • Anonymous
    on December 15, 2012

    This is the best blog post I've read in a long time, Rebecca!! What great suggestions! Some on your list I've already done, but I plan to do several of the other ones. My favorite is "invite someone to your favorite place and then tell them why they're there". What a great way to say "thanks for being you" to someone who is special in your life. Thanks for your wonderful thoughts!!

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