So many couples today are struggling to just keep a roof over their head and food on the table. With so many people loosing their home and/or their jobs there is very little money for Christmas gifts. Many couples are opting not to give each other gifts this year so they can give a Christmas gift to their children.
Gifts don’t have to be bought you know? The gift of time is more precious than any extravagant present you could give your love one. Find something you both enjoy together and make a pack that you will make the time each week to do it. Here are some suggestions:
1. Walk on the beach or in the woods
2. Play a game: Board games, cards
3. Read a book: This month’s Oprah Book Club pick is Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities and DailyLit has it on their website. Or maybe you both like to read mysteries, autobiographies, sci-fi or romance. Check out DailyLit to see what they have. All you need to do is register with them. It is free!
4. Make a special meal for the two of you. Feed the kids an easy meal they like and let them watch a movie and then you go into the kitchen together and make something special for the two of you.
Make sure what ever you decide to do that you both enjoy doing it. The most important thing you are doing is something money can’t buy and that is the gift of time. So few couples realize how important that is.
Don’t forget to get what you need for a very memorable Christmas. See Romantic Christmas, December 2nd, 2010. Remember last year and the fun you had with your sweetheart? See Christmas Lights, Dec 18, 2009. The big reveal will be on Dec 21st.
Keep those sparks flying!
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