Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

My family is very practical about Christmas gifts. To ensure that everyone gets things they actually want we submit detailed wish lists, frequently filled with very practical gifts. As a result of my upcoming déménagement my Christmas list this year looked like a wedding registry, mainly consisting of requests for dishes and appliances and power converters and such. I got a lot of what I wanted, and I am practically pleased.

However, the best part of Christmas this year was giving a very unpractical gift. Baby sister Laura just graduated and has yet to find employment so her practical gift list asked for money. She got it, but Beth and I wanted to give her something special as well and we found the perfect thing for a photography nut: two antique cameras, one from the '20s and one from the '30s. Laura was so bowled over by the awesomeness of this gift she was actually speechless. We did good, and I feel all warm and fuzzy.

Merry Christmas everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Awww! I love it when you get it "just right" with a gift. It is more exciting than anything you can receive.