I suppose an elementary school teacher
gets more gifts than he/she wishes for.
They probably have more candles and coffee mugs than they can shake a stick at.
If I could turn back the clock about 20 years, I would give our daughters' teachers
High school teachers probably get only one or two gifts,
every other year or so...
That's what makes an occasional gift so very special.
While last year I told my family I had nothing to show them from school...
this year, I was blessed with some very special gifts.
On the left (in the first photo), you can see a jar of handmade Peppermint Scrub,
next, a gift certificate for my favorite nails place,
then, a cute Christmas Tin.
And inside the cute tin...
They smell and taste heavenly!
I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
***I do have to tell you about my Advocate group from five years ago.
They knocked it out of the ballpark!
Their Junior year, they all contributed to buy a gift card to a local restaurant.
My family and I went out to eat...twice!
Their Senior year, they again pooled their resources to create
a Spa Basket with Bath & Body products and a gift card for a Massage.
I bring this up now, as some of them may read this blog.
Thank you again, and I miss you...
You were a special group***
And what was inside this sweet surprise?
Homemade Molasses Crinkles with the anticipation of Starbucks coffee.
And Lorie's famous decorated sugar cookies.
And inside my package from Rebecca?
Purple scarf, purple socks, and purple earrings.
The evening's highlight was a gift from Amy and Nick.
They have made arrangements for hubby and I to visit them in the UK.
Those papers were accompanied by this little Nisse
that they purchased in Austria.
He is sure to provide protection and good fortune.
He sits in a prominent spot in our kitchen.
Fun stuff from Santa... including
a citrus spritzer and
a portable charger for my phone!
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law have taken care of all of my
personal care needs.
My MIL has been an Avon Representative since before I knew her.
as my SIL know how many miles
I put on my feet during a school day.
Last, but not least,
a fashionable passport cover and luggage tag.
This daughter and her hubby must have been in on
the travel plans for us.
So many sweet memories to cherish this Christmas.