December 6, 2013

Advent Calendar - December 4, 5 & 6

How are you my dears? Sorry for not posting the last few days, but I was very busy.

Something very upsetting happened last night: Nelson Mandela passed away. He did so many wonderful things for the world, for making it a better place and was a very important person in the Civil Rights Movement. Here are some of Mandela's great and inspiring words:

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."

"Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all."

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela - you will never be forgotten


Today is a special day in some countries: "St Nicholas' Day" if you translate it in English. The children get small presents. Usually, they clean their boots the night before, place them in front of the door and St Nicholas will gift them something, but only if they behaved well during the last year. 

For December 4, 5 and 6 I want to share some ideas for Christmas presents with you:

  • Music: You could create a list of songs you and another person share with each other, songs which make you remember great moments.
  • "You-Don't-Have-To"-Tokens: A great gift for your parents or other family members. You can write "You don't have to make the dishes" on one and then this person can give it to you and you will do the work.
  • Personal letters: Sounds very simple, but it has a huge effect. Just write down what you love about the other one, what he/she did for you etc. It just has to be nice and personal. Much better than everything bought. And isn't Christmas the time you spend with the ones you love and to let them know how much they mean to you?
These are only a few ideas - there is a lot more you could do. 

What are your special tips for Christmas presents?

♥ xoxo

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