writing challenge… oh and happy new year!

Found this writing challenge or list of writing prompts for the New Year!  Decided to give it a whirl…

1.  Write about the best gift you gave to someone else. What made it so special?

Most of the gifts I gave this Christmas were purchased online from a specific list.  But there were a few exceptions.  I always have these grand ideas of what usually turn out to be labor intensive tasks I regret half way through finishing.  One of the things I decided to do was to make goodie baskets.   When I mentioned this to my mother she loved the idea and wanted in.  We made lists of what we would be making/baking etc. and started the preliminary work of shopping for cute bags, boxes, baskets, ribbons, etc.  I realized  at this point we were way in monetarily so no turning back, and I also thought to myself, “you could buy a nice gift for the price these baskets will cost.”  But we pushed through and ended up making a basket I was proud to give as a gift.  Some of the things I made were chocolate almond toffee, peanut butter fudge, cinnamon white chocolate pretzels, nutella no bake cookies, and chex mix.  It was fun when it all came together and we worked assembling out cute baskets full of what I knew were all delicious snacks.  I must admit I enjoyed sampling EVERYTHING!  This gift was special because a lot of love went in to making it and it was doubled because I worked on it with my mother.

 

 

 

3 Responses to “writing challenge… oh and happy new year!”

  1. Kat says:

    Those homemade goodies, I’m sure, were extra special to those you gave them to….not just because of being delicious, but because LOVE was the major ingredient.

    Happy New Year sweet friend.
    Hugs,
    Kat

    Kat’s last blog post..IT’S THE PEOPLE

  2. Susan says:

    I like this and think I might do one, too. Yes, time spent like that is precious and also priceless.

    Susan’s last blog post..2011 IN REVIEW

  3. Susie says:

    Love it! Sounds like those gift baskets took a lot of time, but it was time well-spent with your mom. Some of my favorite memories with my own kids happen when we’re baking something. It’s almost as if time stops while we whisk and whip and sift and pour. And we talk about everything under the sun.

    Susie’s last blog post..The Gift of Nothing

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