My grandmother never had money to purchase “store bought” gifts. But she always made us something special for Christmas. I can remember one year when she made all us kids “stick horses”. They were the best gift of the year. This heart was the last hand-made gift that she made for me. During her last years, her special gift was a beautiful smile, a hug, and a Christmas kiss. What could be better! Her heart is always with me.
Over the years, I have followed her way and made many of my own gifts to family and friends. The last several years, I have made just a few. I will return to my old ways. Thank you grandma for teaching me what gift-giving is all about.