We still have three days until December and I have already received and enjoyed a Christmas present!
My friend Paulette and I are in the same Bible Study group, we exercise together and we are both on the Church Decorating Committee. We really don’t exchange gifts however.
Saturday, four of us gathered to prepare our church for advent. We were scurrying around hanging wreaths and garlands, lighting and decorating trees and on and on. A couple of hours into this Paulette had disappeared for a few minutes. She soon brought out a pot of coffee from the church kitchen and told us to all sit down for a few minutes. In her little bag this dear friend pulled out a loaf of cranberry bread, Christmas napkins in a cute little holder AND a gift. In front of each of us she placed this pretty little Christmas tin. Tucked inside was a Christmas mug by Spode. We were all oohhing and aahhing and telling her she shouldn’t have. Loving dishes in any form I was really glad she did! :)
So we wouldn’t feel badly she shared her secret. At the end of last season she found these beautifully detailed cups at Dillards for around 90% off the list price of $30.00.
We all sat smiling, eating our cranberry bread and listening to the Christmas CD she also thought to bring along. What a thoughtful friend she is.
It really got me thinking about looking out for great deals such as this at the end of the season.
But for now, I will be enjoying my new pretty cup several days in December and thinking of my friend Paulette as I sip a hot cup of coffee or two.