Tuesday evening as Alan and I were watching TV, I received a phone text. The text came from a computer and it said, " 12 days of Christmas starts tonight, check your front porch, Merry, merry Christmas".
I was confused.. for a moment.. I then read it to Alan, we looked at each other puzzled, then he checked the front porch.. he came running back and said there is something on the porch. We both scurried to the front door peeking out at the gift. My gosh, this has never happened to us and it was like we both didn't dare to pick it up as if we were doing something wrong.
I went out and picked up the beautiful gift. It had a note attached to a cute as the dickens popcorn tin and a wonderful cheery Merry Christmas metal sign.
Our hearts were immediately filled so big with good feelings that I cant begin to articulate, I couldn't hold back the tears...
I ran downstairs to share with the rest of the family, as Alan hung the Merry Christmas sign..
Like so many others, this has been the toughest year we as a family has ever faced, and to know a family out there is so caring and giving, it fills our hearts with Love, joy and gratitude.
The Secret Santa family has been back every night bearing gifts of love on our front porch..
in return, we hope to share this kindness and love with a family next Christmas.
Hi Friends! Are you all busy, busy into the holiday season?
I thought I had better check in to let you all know I'm still around. My art for the 2011' year has come to a quiet stop. I'm taking time away from my own creating to re-generate my creative brain for the new year.
However, my hubby has been busily working on oodles of orders and I am his little assistant ;) I LOVE being his assistant...
This year will be a different, but a very nice year for us. We decided as a family not to exchange gifts for the adults and to focus on just the little ones in our lives. This takes so much unnecessary pressure off the ones who may be struggling this year. Can I just say that once we all agreed to this, a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I have been able to smile and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
We plan to gather round and have a wonderful Christmas dinner together. Then if everyone is not to tired after the meal, watch " The Christmas Story ". Sounds Splendid!