Sunday, December 09, 2007

My Gift to You....

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!!! This morning there was snow on all the mountains around us....nothing down this low but it sure looks pretty.

I received my first surprise of the season from Vallen a few days ago....she sent me a cd filled with Christmas music. Some of my all-time favorites were included plus a couple that I wasn't familiar with so I've had fun listening to lots of music lately. This is the cover she made....



Aren't these Santas great!! Thank you Vallen!

And speaking of gifts, I'm taking an idea from Sheila and Gillian and getting all my blogger friends a gift that will keep on giving. As I stated when I began my Love Reaches Out blog, many of us receive so many gifts and we have soooo much and especially at this time of year the extravagence seems almost absurd. So I went shopping here and this is what I got for you.



First some food....enough seeds to provide food for 15 people for one year....



some high-efficiency stoves for Darfur refugees....



and (you know me!!) books!!....for children in Nepal.



I'll be feeding minds as well as tummies so that makes me happy. I hope you like the gifts I chose for all of you and I also hope you understand why I did this. I also encourage all of you to do the same. It's such a great feeling to know I'm giving to someone who really needs it, and that my gift will make a difference in their lives. Isn't that the true spirit of Christmas? Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends!!