I love reading about everyone's HITS every year!
With all the thinking,planning,saving and shopping we do for so long,the reward comes when we see the happy faces on our loved ones when they open their gifts
It all makes it worthwhile then.
I will share just a couple of very special gifts we received this year:
Many of you know that my beloved husband passed away (thank you for the kind words of sympathy from so many GD friends!) on Nov.24 so our Christmas was a little different.
While he was still able to walk with the aid of crutches,he "walked" his daughters down the aisle at my niece's wedding in September. Knowing that he would never actually be able to be there for their weddings made this so very special. Well,his sister (mom of the bride) had the pictures of him and the girls blown up and put in pretty frames. She also gave the girls lockets with their and their dad's pictures in them.
Also,my sisters-in-law made me and Matt's mom a bracelet and earrings made from the flowers at his funeral. I had asked them to make rosaries from the flowers for the girls to carry on their wedding day but the jewelry was a touching surprise!
But the most special thing was what my best friend had made for me. It was a pillow made from one of his shirts with an embroidered patch with the words, "This is a shirt I used to wear.Whenever you hold it Know that I am near. Love,Matt".
That gift is something I will always,till-I-die, treasure.
I hug this pillow every night as I go to sleep.