Monday, December 14, 2009


When I think of giving a gift to someone for Christmas, many things run through my mind, especially if I know the person quite well. A little extra thought and preparation means that my gift will be received with love and appreciation. A gift doesn't have to be expensive, nor does it have to be from a fancy store.

I received a Christmas card in the mail yesterday. It was from a very dear friend. I was very touched that she thought me, and that she took the time to find the perfect card, for me. As you can see, there is a beautiful young lady in a white sparkly dress holding a gift. This young lady has her wings. The fact that my friend chose this card, tells me that she is understanding of what my thoughts and the feelings in my heart are. The gift that she gives to me is Love...

I see love in the eyes of Mary and Joseph, as they cradle the Christ Child in their arms. I see love in Jesus Christ's eyes as he looks upon all of us. I hope that the people you care about can see, pure, unconditional, love, in your eyes this season.

Love is the perfect gift!


  1. What a lovely angel card, your right it is perfect for you. Your friend must be an angel too.
    Your eyes always sparkle with love Cindy, you can feel your spirit through them always.

    Cute Hanna stopped in, she said you two were finishing up a purse so she could go out of state for Christmas, soooo cute of her.
    It's nice your close with your grandchildren, Hanna sure loves you.

  2. Hi Cindy:
    Love your holiday blog look. It's so pretty! I'll be back to visit again soon.

  3. Oh, I agree and we all need it don't we...pure, unconditional love. We get this from our Savior constantly and he said love others as he loves us. (that is such a beautiful card too) Enjoy these days! Come say hi :D

  4. No words necessary here except that I totally agree with you Cindy!
    Merry Christmas girl~
    everything vintage

  5. You are such a sweetheart Cindy!
    I went right out and bought that CD after reading your other post. What a beautiful gift to myself.

  6. Lovely card for a lovely lady. Love is the best gift of all. We should give it freely and especially to ourselves. Mimi

  7. Hi Cindy,
    What a beautiful card, I am happy for you that she thinks of you with love.

    By the way, your blogger header picture is very nice. Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Have a Merry Christmas, you are right love is the only gift!! its free and is soooo much better than anything you could buy!

  9. That CD is awesome! Over & over & OVER it plays ...

    Beautiful card ... love is the best gift there is to receive.

    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~Marydon
    **NEW BLOG**

  10. Cindy,

    I saw that you commented on my recipe blog, it's mine, Shelli Dame. (Thom and Sherrel's youngest). You sounded confused as to who's it was! If you would like to contribute any recipes, please go ahead and do so! I hope you're doing well!


  11. Cindy are you alright, you have been awfully quiet this week!
    Hanna dropped off a cute little gift to me, that girl is a sweetheart, your going to miss them this Christmas. Then again, your so close with her family, your probably happy they get to visit the other grandparents.

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  13. Cindu dearest,
    thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. Love reading your comments and love your post - it's so full of love and gratitude that makes me feel surrounded by the warm light of all that love. You are a wonderful person and this cute card your friend sent you. It's as sweet and precious as you are.
    Lots of hugs
    p.s. I'll be checking my mailbox. Who knows, your gift might be here in time for me to put it under the tree, If not, well, New Year will be another perfect day!

  14. Cindy,
    You are so right. I guess we are getting older because we know it doesn't take a store bought gift to make us really happy. When someone takes the time to do something thoughtful it is the BEST gift. I love handmade cards or like yours one that obviously reflects what you love in life. That's wonderful. My post today is similar. Lisa
    PS Did any mail come?

  15. Cindy,
    Yes, I got your check Tuesday.
    (left a comment on your Susan Boyle post)

    I am down sick and not able to go out.
    (not even any Christmas till i am better!) =0(

    Will get it off to you as soon as I am better.
    Will let you know when i send it.
    It is all packaged, maybe I'll if my Sweet Fella will take it out to PO on Saturday if i am not better.


    barbara jean