Twelve Days in Christmas (in July): Day 6!
I had a moment of clarity after the holidays last year. It took me two weeks to unpack, assemble and organize all the toys my son received as gifts. He played with most of those toys for about a month, and then lost interest (as most kids do!).
The one gift that really stuck out was from his Great Grandparents. They bought him a yearly pass to the local Children’s Museum with a promise to take him as often as possible.
We’re now in the month of July and I can honestly say they’ve taken him once a week since the beginning of the year. And he absolutely LOVES it! The memories and stories he has from their days together at the museum are far more enjoyable and long-lasting than any of the toys he received.
That really got me thinking, why buy a material object when you can give the gift of time together? So that’s what we’re doing this year. And here’s how we’re making it happen:
First, we gathered four envelopes for the person receiving the gift, and wrote their name on each one. Then, we assigned each envelope a season (winter, spring, summer, fall).
Inside we included gift cards to local amusements, along with a gift card to local restaurants.
That way, when my son’s Grandma comes to visit (for example), they already have a day full of activities planned and paid for. All they need to do is get together and enjoy their day!
I am VERY excited to give these gifts at Christmas! And I had a really great time gathering ideas. Want to make your own and need some inspiration? Here are some ideas:
- Baseball Tickets
- Pool Passes
- Ice Cream Shop Gift Card
- Zoo Passes
- Museum Passes
- Pizza Gift Card
- Book Store Gift Card
Have your own ideas? I’d love to hear them! Just comment below or stop over to our Facebook Page to share!