December 10 – Christmas Gifts
What were your favorite gifts, both to receive and to give? Are there specific gift-giving traditions among your family or ancestors?
I must have been quite the nerd as a kid. I know it. I suppose I still am.
One of the gifts that I remember as being amongst my favorite was a full-sized globe that had a light in it. I seriously thought that was the coolest thing on earth. Come to think of it, I wish I still had it. I’d plug it in right now and stare at all of the places I want to travel.
As I got a bit older, I always did the shopping with my mom and most of the surprise gifts were gone. I was usually there when she bought my present. No anticipation for Christmas Day, huh? I guess that’s what happens when you’re the oldest. You get recruited into shopping and present wrapping and envelope addressing duty.