No material gift could be better than the gift of spending Christmas day surrounded by the people in your life whom you love. Not a single thing.
The spirit of Christmas simply can not be bought in a store. Yesterday as I watched older cousins interact with the younger ones, a brother & a sister in law work together at the BBQ, fathers & sons setting up a gazebo, an Aunt & her niece figuring out a new cell phone & everyone scurrying around in between preparing food I counted my blessings - all 16 of them, family & extended family.
We kept the food & preparation simple & the shared workload light. It allowed us all time to enjoy one another.
Gabriela made me some beautiful candles as a Christmas present & Christmas night we watched TV by candle light.It was a perfect end to a beautiful day.