I save bits and baubles all year long. Strips of ribbon, extra buttons that come with new sweaters, and small pieces of felt are stored just for this time: gift wrapping time. Those little extra touches are what I feel make a thoughtful gift the pièce de résistance under the tree.
I'm aware that it's only November, and a tad early to be wrapping, but yesterday my friendly local post-woman informed me that if I want to get anything over to my boy in Iraq, I best send it within the next week before millions of holiday parcels hit the air. Millions? Oh my. Now I'm rushing to get things packaged in time. Truthfully, it makes me a little teary to think of him spending the upcoming holidays in a dusty lack of holiday spirit. No Christmas tree, no holiday tunes playing, not even an attempt at a Thanksgiving meal. So, I'm tracking down a mini-Christmas tree, and wrapping one gift for every day of December, advent-calendar style...hoping to infuse some daily Christmas joy onto his military base that's seriously lacking it.
Some exciting news: I was contacted by an anonymous-someone who offered to donate one additional dollar for each comment on this giveaway post! We're DYING to max out the donation, so you may now comment once per day, each comment is worth a $1.50 donation, and another entry for you in the giveaway! The whole shebang ends on Thursday, November 18th, with the winner announced on Friday, November 19th.