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December 18, 2009

do you realize this time next week you’ll be getting another funky looking tie from your great, great aunt mildred? or maybe a crocheted sweater in lime green with purple fuzzy balls on the hem?

and we’ll receive those gifts, press them close to our hearts, capture the moment and tuck its memory away and know that receiving isnt about the gift…its about the heart and love of the giver.

i love this time of year!

but you must tell me…what is the strangest gift you have ever received?

and while youre at it…pimp your post 😉

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  1. December 18, 2009 4:14 am

    last year my older brother gave me a mug with a golliwog picture on it? I have no idea why.

    This week I guest posted on Lori Wilhite’s blog at http://leadingandlovingit.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/through-the-eyes-of-the-crisis-pregnancy-center-coordinator/

  2. December 18, 2009 4:27 am

    One year I got, from my precious yet quirky great aunt (who turns 96 next week!) a bag of lemons. The bag said “One Dozen Lemons”. But I only got eleven…..

  3. December 18, 2009 6:12 am

    Was spending Christmas with my Dad one year and his “early” gift to me was a plane ticket home….LOL Not funny then, but kinda hilarious to me now :-).

    Not pimping again this week. Feel free to browse though. http://www.whatsthislifefor.org

  4. December 18, 2009 7:07 am

    My son is going to grow up and be cooler than me – http://www.nikao.ws/2009/12/14/1000-words-steele-harnessing-the-power/

  5. December 18, 2009 8:52 am

    When I was little, my Aunt Janella sent me a crocheted poncho from a trip to Mexico she and my grandparents took. It was red, white and green… we didn’t realize it was a poncho and used it as a Christmas tree skirt. 🙂

    This is the post that means the most to me this week: http://gitzengirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/brought-to-you-by-letter-j.html

    But just so you know, I put a song on the blog today. It’s one you’ve heard me sing before, but it’ll get you in the Christmas mood. 🙂

  6. December 18, 2009 8:54 am

    I don’t think I have ever really been given a strange gift, I think its because I happy with the thought lol.

    Anyway, here are two posts:

    LSOF:The Promise
    http://littlestepsoffaith.com/2009/12/11/lsof-a-promise/

    and then also check out my friend Cady’s blog:) (www.cadymcclain.com)
    and then a post from her blog is below:)

    http://web.me.com/blueglitterfish/www.cadymcclain.com/BLOG/Entries/2009/12/13_Roses_in_Bloom.html

  7. December 18, 2009 10:08 am

    Here is my post…and for the first time I think it features my little one..

    http://movingthroughlife.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/the-list/

    As for the strangest gift…easy…my wife and I got a hand blown purple swan sculpture. Not a little one either…this thing was about 16 inches high…it accidentally met its fate one year when we were moving.

  8. December 18, 2009 11:10 am

    Not sure about the gift thing. I don’t really get gifts …. (sorry, I don’t count clothes as gifts, but that’s all my family think about giving me. Can anybody say ‘iphone’? No? How about ‘Blackberry’????)

    My post : http://bajanpoet.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/personal-devotions-series-test-of-faith/

  9. December 18, 2009 11:51 am

    I talk about a weird gift here: http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2009/12/giving-up-on-perfect-christmas.html

    But, also, one year I got a Napoleon Dynamite calendar from a friend at work. It was the full-sized kind, and it had huge photos of Napoleon on it. It was (mostly) a joke. But then I changed jobs. And when I put up my calendar in my new office, my co-workers didn’t get the joke. I can’t even tell you how many times people would walk into my office and say, “Is that your favorite movie or something?”

    It didn’t help that at the office white elephant exchange that same year, I ended up with a Napoleon Dynamite talking PEN. It was so funny at that office. Not so much at the new one…

  10. bahava permalink
    December 18, 2009 3:58 pm

    this wasn’t for christmas, but once I got white fishnet stockings in the mail as a gift….apparently they were only a quarter so they were thrown in the box 🙂
    and as for a post… I’m reminding myself that “it’s okay” today: http://bahava.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/sometimes-i-need-reminding-that/

  11. December 18, 2009 4:27 pm

    Strangest gift? I seem to remember getting under ware one time from my Mamaw…

    Moving Forward with Christ. http://philter48.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/philippians-313-14/

  12. December 18, 2009 9:56 pm

    My weirdest gift, which apparently isn’t weird in a lot of families I’ve come to learn, was a lottery ticket to a major lottery drawn at New Years that my boss gave me a couple of years ago.

    This week I wrote about “Letting Your Bible Do the Work” when it comes to sharing your faith with others, especially if you’re very nervous about sharing your faith.
    http://bit.ly/78DA4g

  13. December 19, 2009 12:05 pm

    I once got a piece of string, a chewed piece of gum, and no. 2 pencil. I thought it was odd until I read the note and it was signed MacGiver (misspelling was part of the intended pun).

    I am starting over again..and it’s way harder than I remembered.
    http://totaltransformation.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/tomorrow-starting-over-again/

  14. December 20, 2009 7:45 am

    Hi Tam! How are you?

    Strangest gift: I’ve received a lot.

    When we were kids, we loved giving gift-pranks (my term, hehe) during holidays! It’s fun. So I’ve received a piece of garlic, pieces of crumpled paper, a box with nothing in it… I don’t know if you consider them gifts by they’re gift-wrapped. LOL!

    Don’t asked me what I’ve given in return. wink.

    Haven’t posted for quite sometime but I managed to write something last night, so I might as well share it.

    http://bilingualpen.com/brainteaser/?p=1163

    And can I share this one as well? Posted it 6 months ago but I kinda love it. http://bilingualpen.com/brainteaser/?p=1070

    In case I won’t be able to visit you on the 25th….

    Merry Christmas to you, your family, and to everyone here. Have a good one. 🙂

    ~Sherma

  15. December 20, 2009 7:46 am

    by they’re gift-wrapped should have been but they’re gift-wrapped. sorry. 😦

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