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I certainly enjoyed introducing myself and my husband, Dale, in our first issue last August! We were pictured in our home on Cherry Street, where we enjoyed our front-row seats as University Village grew from the ground up and now moves toward completion. It will soon get its final touches and be ready to go public!
Iâ€™ve thought of various subjects we could talk about this visit. However, as we come into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I’m drawn toward the topic of gift giving. Some folks just seem to have a knack for choosing the perfect gift. Alas, IÂ seldom fit into that category.
Once Dale and I added our names toÂ the intent list, I resolved to become more thoughtful with ourÂ gift giving. I realizedÂ downsizing would be a lot more fun if weÂ gifted some â€œtreasuresâ€ to friends and family. Of course Iâ€™ve read many articles about how our children and friends donâ€™t want our stuff,Â so weÂ have been very, very careful to make sure they receive desired items that would be treasured.
This is a win/win for you as well as friends and family: it simplifies your shopping, helps you downsize, and at the same time your friends and family have something from you they will enjoy!
It has gone very well for us. This Christmas, even though weÂ now live at Friendsview, we areÂ thinking of ways to â€œgiftâ€ others with some valued items. We have also used some of the practical suggestions in the article Iâ€™m including with this issue. Read and enjoy!