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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gift Bags for Marwood

Becky and Robyn came over yesterday to help ready gift bags for a local nursing home with many residents who receive no visitors or have no family. For the past 15+ years, our family has gotten the names of some of the most needy, and put together these gifts.
Ken and I find this to be the highlight of the Christmas season. He helps assemble, and we go together to deliver the bags.
This year we put together 23 gift bags, containing a throw, socks, lotions, powders, candy, hankies, a stuffed animal, (we were going to stop that one, but were told the animals were very well received and loved.) and usually an item that the recipient is in need of.
This is just a sampling of the bags that were delivered this year. We really look forward to doing this, and for Ken and I, this is what we do instead of exchanging gifts. Neither one of us needs anything, so this just feels right for us. Seniors have a very soft spot in our hearts, and it just wouldn't feel like Christmas if this tradition were to stop.

6 comments:

Tolentreasures said...

What an amazing thing to do! Hope that you have a great holiday!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a wonderful tradition. Have a special Christmas.

Diane said...

Laurie, That's such a wonderful thing to do. I'm sure the patients love the things but I bet you get even more out of it than they do. Merry Christmas to you and Ken and all of your family.

AverettLadyNana said...

Such a wonderful thing for y'all to do. So many times the seniors and those younger to in nursing homes are overlooked.

Pearl said...

What a lovely thing to do. Your Christmas is beautiful. Peace

Shoozles said...

Oh Lauri this is wonderful- so sweet