Hi Wickeds! Since we just celebrated Christmas and we’re technically still in the season of giving, I wanted to talk gifts today. I love spreading holiday cheer – one of the lovely things about Christmas this year was spending it with kids, something I haven’t gotten to do in years. It’s nice to see them so happy with their presents, and especially nice to see them happy with something I’ve given them. It got me thinking – what was the best gift you either gave or received this year?
Edith/Maddie: Mine is one I haven’t had a chance to deliver yet, but I will soon. When my sons were young, we had a boxed set of twelve little hardcover books of the Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. My boys loved reading about Peter, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Chippy Hacky, and all the other characters, and I did, too. I got the same set for my three-year old great goddaughter this year, except her family is in quarantine because of an exposure. During our joint family Zoom on Christmas Eve, I told her I’ll bring her gifts as soon as I can. She said, “You can throw them to me. I will catch them.” “Through the screen?” I asked. “Yes!” I can’t wait to snuggle up with her later this year and read the stories over and over.
Sherry: That is so sweet Edith! I just got the loveliest note from a reader who read my books to his mum who was a librarian and organized the rummage sales at her church. It is the best gift. I still have tears in my eyes and I will cherish his words forever.
Jessie: How lovely, Edith! I loved those books so much as a child and I still find them so charming! And Sherry, what a delightful note to have received! I I was able to give a gift of a set of books to one of my son’s that he loved as a child too! Somehow he lost it in a move at some point and was delighted to have a new copy!
Liz: I love these stories. In the same spirit as Sherry, I got the sweetest card in the mail from a reader – she had made magnetic bookmarks for me and wrote me a sweet note about how she loves my books. It made my whole week!
Julie: I’m finding, as I get older, that the notes and thoughtful gestures make the season bright. I’m thrilled to have received both.
Barb: The best gift this Christmas was one I neither gave nor received. Santa brought a mini-basketball set for a certain two-year-old. I don’t know how he knew, but it was the best gift ever.
Readers, what was the best gift you gave/got this year? Tell us below!