December 26th -- The joy you get from giving/receiving the most thoughtful gift
I know Christmas was yesterday, but Christmas season is not over yet! This blog is going throughout all of December, so buckle up for a few more days of posts!
One of my favorite things about Christmas is picking out gifts for people. I seriously love gift giving -- I will not get something for someone unless it makes sense for them personally. Every gift I give has to have a little bit of the persons personality in it. I am going to share with you about my two favorite gifts I gave this year, with the most meaningful reactions. First up is the gift I gave to my boyfriend. This served both as a Christmas gift and anniversary gift as we are approaching our 4 year mark in the beginning of January. I gave him a The Night Sky print customized to show the night sky from his house on the day he asked me to be his girlfriend just about 4 years ago. He is a science man and has always love space, so this was the perfect combination of something he loves with something sentimental. We've been talking about painting a wall of his room like a galaxy for years, but have never gotten around to it, so for now this will be a way for him to still have what he's been wanting for so long. He had never heard of something like this, which made the reaction all the more exciting, which truly made my heart so happy to see him so happy.
Next up are my parents. This year my siblings, our significant other's and I decided to all go in on really awesome Rockettes tickets for my parents. They always spend their time putting everyone before themselves and don't usually have a lot of time to just spend alone together. My dad hasn't seen the Rockettes since he was a kid and my mom hasn't in many, many years either. They both absolutely love Christmas and have always wanted to see the Rockettes together, so this year is the year! They're actually in New York right now about to see the 2pm show. We all knew they would love and appreciate this gift, and even though we know how emotional my mom is, we were not expecting her to burst into tears because she loved it so much. My dad was so happy too, you could just see it in his smile. This was one of the most meaningful gifts I have ever given because of the immense joy it brought to my parents -- two people who always give so selflessly. There is no better feeling than seeing the people you care about most in the world so genuinely happy.