Day 18 Make & Give : Getting Spruced Up!


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Today is the eighteenth day of my special holiday season of giving. From now until December 25th, I plan to make and or do something special for someone I may or may not know.I’m hoping that these little acts of kindness will inspire my readers and their friends to do the same!

Yesterday I had the gift of attending a holiday concert with my son and parents at our local high school (unfortunately hubby was at work and daughter is still away at school, that would have made it perfect!). I think about how some families might not be able to gather together during the holidays for one reason or another.  With that in mind, we have a neighboring family who may be in that position.  This is a very special family, devoted to service of community and country. Mr is a fire fighter, Mrs is an RN and one of their sons is an active US Marine, Infantry Division. They have been always ready to help in any way. We have known them for years but as all the kids got older, we don’t see as much of them.  Today’s ‘Make’ goes out to them in the form of a patriotic decorated Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree.

During my parents’ visit, we all helped decorate this tree. I thought they would especially enjoy partaking in this ‘Make’ as my Dad was a Lieutenant in the USMMA. We all had a great time trimming the little tree!  We made bows using wired red, white and blue striped ribbon, red garland and beaded crystal garland,  mini colored balls, a red ribbon at the top and a strip of red and white polka dot duct tape around the pot.

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After the lil’ Spruce was all decked out we drove up and placed it on our neighbor’s front steps with a note. I hope they enjoy it.

Thank you to all those that serve and protect our country, their families and all their loved ones.  We are everso grateful to you for all the sacrifices you make every day.  A blessed holiday to you all!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy Lefko
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 16:30:35

    perfectly wonderful….like you, my friend 🙂


  2. edukedesigns
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 08:27:51

    thanks Nancy…these folks are very special, so deserving!


  3. lauradotcalm
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 17:29:27

    Indeed they are!


  4. edukedesigns
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 09:55:29

    Yes! Thank goodness!


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