This blog is all about gifts. Gifts of all sorts: Some are cheap, some are expensive, some are hand made, some are functional or beautiful. But the best giftsÂ regardlessÂ of their price, are meaningful.When I had my baby a year ago IÂ receivedÂ many gifts. Blankets, toys, cloths and Oh too many Teddy-bears. Today, the gifts keep coming and I mustÂ admit that I prefer a bag ofÂ diapers over a new toy.
Last month when I was planing Eli’s first birthday party I knew I wanted to have a “HungryÂ Caterpillar” theme. I also knew that there is no way that I wouldÂ Â have time to make the decorations. I was smart enough to Have a professional make the cake and to ask for help from a friend who loves to make party decorations. It meant so much to me that I even offered to pay for her trouble, however, she refused saying that it was herÂ giftÂ to Eli. This got me thinking about service gifts. When I had Eli, My mother cleaned the house, my mother in law cooked healthy meals and my dear cousin washed the dishes. They were contributingÂ theirÂ time and IÂ received someÂ peace and quite.
Christine the owner ofÂ IOU, offers you a hint to what new mothers and probably all women, want most; AÂ fractionÂ of your time, to help with the endless chores. Here lies the power of the written word. Most women, when offered help, would say that there is really no need. However, if your offer comes in a thoughtful card, with a set date and time, it will be harder to refuse. This is a great example for a low cost gift that may mean the world to someoneÂ else.
Share with us, how did you give of your time to a special someone?