Our Lasting Impressions
Since we’re on the brink of one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year, let’s just address the yearly dilemma of whether to return gifts or keep them head on. Every year, across the world, people receive Christmas gifts that are either hideous, not useful, the wrong size, or just plain make you think, “What on earth were they thinking?”
The subject of this post may seem a bit odd but I assure you, that Korean gift giving etiquette and practices are a "thing". I am half Korean and since my mother was a first-generation immigrant to the states, many of her Korean customs were instilled in me throughout my childhood.
You've stumbled across a priceless treasure trove in the form of a summarized anniversary gift list by year. All you guys that are baffled about what to get that's meaningful for your wedding anniversary - you've hit the holy grail of gift lists!
I have to admit that I have a fixation with intarsia music boxes and when I can get my favorite tune converted to a music box song, it's a double home run for me. When I found an online store that not only sells these, but can also install a custom song, I got excited.
When it comes to funny gag gifts, the humorist will definitely appreciate that you thought to tickle their funny bone. I have three gag gifts that I'm recommending you consider for your favorite comedic gift recipient. Before I get to the recommendations, let me share a short true story of a gag gift that went horribly wrong!
I know that fall was officially here on September 22nd, but where I live in the Carolinas, the changing seasons often do not match the calendar. So the date came and went without a shift in the cadence of life. Each day since passed much as the day before...
As I write safely from my home that is intact here in the Carolinas, four hours west of the coastline, I am grieved that so many have lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Thank God that it wasn't as catastrophic as originally predicted because there surely would have been greater devastation. Our hope is that the road to healing and recovery will be swift and sure.