Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Each year, my mother, grandmother and I create Advent Baskets for people.  We each choose someone different, and we usually all choose someone who needs a little extra Christmas spirit that year, for whatever reasons.

The advent basket is filled with small holiday trinkets - it's not about the price of the items, it's about the smiles that they bring.  We usually fill it with holiday themed items from the dollar store and other inexpensive items. The recipients open one present each day, counting down to Christmas.

My Gramma wrote the poem, which gives the recipients instructions for how to open the gifts, and also reminds them to return the basket for next year! This is our forth year doing a basket for someone, but my mom and Gramma have done it much longer.

This year, we filled ours for my friend whose husband recently lost his job. Any additional happy that we can add to their holidays is so important!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?


  1. What a great idea! I want to do this next year! I love that poem too!

  2. THIS is genius! I may have to do a version for the nurse who takes care of my mom in the home.

  3. Aww! What a generous idea! I love it!

  4. That is such a sweet and thoughtful gift, and it's great that you can do it together with your mom and grandma.

  5. What an awesome idea and so sweet that your Grandma wrote the poem.


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