My family has a history of a BIG Christmas, and no, my relatives were not rich. The packages were always piled high, regardless of how much money was spent. Even a paper doll set was a huge excitement if it came wrapped and under my Grandma Nash’s Christmas Tree.
Even after her passing, our family continued the practice. My father loved Christmas. He also liked to act like a Scrooge. Every year, he went shopping on Christmas Eve, for just one more gift for everyone. We received clothes and practical items as well as toys and fun things. Excitement for Santa’s arrival was always at fever pitch.
How many Christmases, or holidays, do you have? We had our family Christmas on Christmas morning followed by Christmas with the Warners, and a big dinner. The weekend after Christmas we drove to Maysville, Kentucky to the Nash family gathering. Now that both of my children are married, we’ll be working out holiday schedules.
I cannot stand to think of children who have a hard time during the holidays, and my chosen philanthropy is to adopt a family at Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas. How tough to spend a Christmas in a shelter, frightened, in shock, going through huge life changes. I want to do what I can. There are other programs I give to, but Genesis is a very important one.
Do you have a special gift you give at this time of year? Please share it!