Blogging 12 Days of Christmas: Day #3

Monday, December 15, 2014

Welcome back to the Blogging 12 Days of Christmas!


Every Christmas is special to me, but I'll have to say that last Christmas is one that I'll always be able to remember, simply because of how it made me feel on the inside.

Being the baby of the family, I used to always have to buy Christmas gifts with my parent's money. I used to hate it because I'm the type of person who hates taking from other people and it would always stink because they had to go with me, meaning I'd have to arrange at least two rides to get all my gifts(hard to shop for someone when they are with you) or try to be sneaky and hide them 'til you got home.

But last year was different! I was finally able to buy gifts for my whole family, on my own dime and my own time!

It felt so good to finally be able to spend my own money on the people I loved! I didn't have to worry about whether or not I was spending too much, whether or not they saw their gift, or if I would have enough time to get gifts and wrap them before Christmas! I was finally able to get things done on my on watch!

I was so excited those weeks before Christmas because I got everybody something I really thought they would like, and nobody had to help me out! It was amazing!

On Christmas Day, everybody unwrapped their gifts to find things they couldn't believe I had thought to get! Everyone loved their gifts and thanked me for them. 

But I didn't really need a thanks; the fact that I was able to spoil them just a little bit and make them smile, which is nothing compared to how they've treated me my entire life, was a gift in itself!

What is one of your favorite Christmas Memories?

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24 comments :

  1. This is great, thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a wonderful gift for you! Independence truly is a wonderful feeling.

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  3. My favorite Christmas memory is lighting candles on Christmas Eve at my childhood home- it was something we looked forward to the whole season! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. I remember when I first bought my parents Christmas gifts with my very own money. It's a super awesome and liberating feeling! :)

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  5. What a sweet story :) Giving really is the best feeling!

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  6. Sweet story! My favorite time at Christmas is baking with my children:)

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    1. Thank you! Quality time with the family is always special!

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  7. The gift of responsibility and the ability to give to others are gifts in themselves without much need for recognition. Your actions prove that you are maturing into a responsible individual!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I appreciate that! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your memories :). Christmas shopping for others is so much fun, I love looking for unique gifts.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for reading! You have a Merry Christmas too!

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  9. Thanks for sharing. My favorite Christmas memory is going to see the Christmas lights with my parents on Christmas Eve every year :)

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    1. We used to do that too; always a good time!

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  10. Great story! Love that the focus is on giving!

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  11. I agree with you there is a great feeling in being independent, as well as a reward in giving.

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    1. It is. I have always loved giving gifts more than getting them, so it was really special to me.

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  12. I remember that many years ago. Congrats and Happy Holidays!

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