As November is coming to an end christmas is just around the corner. Personally I believe in christmas being a good time to show kindness and appreciation towards the people we think deserve it most. Surely this should always be done, but December and all it brings seems to bring that side out of many, including myself. One way of doing this is through thoughtful gifts. Most people do expect gifts during the holidays, which is why I am going to share an innovative alternative that I think would be happily recieved by anyone. I call it “24 Days of Appreciation”.
The concept is simple. It is a type of advent calendar, containing a number of surprises in shape of things you appreciate about the person you are giving the calendar. The number depends on your personal preference, but I have chosen twentyfour since we in Sweden celebrate christmas on christmas eve, on the twentyfourth of December. What you want to fill the calendar with is also completely up to you. Some suggestions are things you appreciate about the person, your favourite memories with them, photographs of the two of you, things they are good at, quotes or anything you think will put a smile on their face.
I am giving this to one of my favourite people on this planet, someone who knows me better than I do and is always there for me, no matter what. Sadly, this person does not seem know how incredibly wonderful they are which is why I have chosen to bring them awareness of why they are such a fantastic person. Because they deserve it.
If you too want to make someone know how deeply you care about them or that they deserve the world, I really believe in this idea. Imagine yourself recieving a calendar of this kind, getting to start twentyfour days with getting an insight in why you are amazing. It does not sound too bad, does it? So take the chance to give someone else that joy. It does not have to cost much either, all you really need is paper and a pen. This shows that it really is the thought that counts.
Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo