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Do you return, re-gift, toss, just keep or keep forever? When Christmas is over, there may be a little problem with gifts that were given to you in good faith by people who were in the dark as to what you would like best. So, you got a box of candy this very year that you have sworn off sugar, got books you have no interest in reading, more picture frames than you have pictures, and a couple of sweaters too large for you to wear (thanks to the very diet that has you sworn off sugar).

The candy is boxed, so you can hardly re-gift it for fear that there is a corporate card to someone else. The books? Maybe a trip to the bookstore for something more riveting. This all takes time or storage space, neither of which you may have enough to do the job.

Seems that the gift that will not end up on your hips, the already crowded closet or the garage sale table is, yes, a love letter. In a wonderful article by Sarah Butler, there is a list of what teachers want most. And, topping that list is “handwritten notes of appreciation for their hard work, from students, parents or both. Young ones can draw pictures.” That’s right, love letters, the perfect custom designed gift for anyone at all. These gifts will land in the treasure box, not on your hips or the garage-sale table.

You may have missed Christmas this year, but there is a whole slew of holidays coming up, all year long, and all of which can be celebrated with a love letter in your handwriting stating exactly what you appreciate most or recall most fondly. And, remember that part about young ones drawing pictures.
From me to you with love in the air and thanks to Sarah Butler,
Janet

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