Holiday Gift Idea #13 (11-13-13)

Today’s Gift Idea:

Here is today’s gift idea tip inspired by our featured picture book, NURSE CLEMENTINE.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

November 13, 2013:

Gift Idea:   Consider making a gift that will last through years of growing and memory-making.

It might be something you sew, construct, paint, sculpt, carve, glue together, etc. – it can be anything your child will enjoy at the age he is right now.

Remember, children don’t need things to be perfect.

I remember making cloth dolls, stuffed bears, doll clothes, dress-up clothes, and framing a picture of great granddad as a college quarterback – all of different quality based on my skills at the time. Some of these things have travelled through my children’s college dorm rooms, newlywed homes, and job relocations and are still being kept – no matter how ragged – so they can be handed down to a second generation.

Make this the year you give an heirloom – something that is as much about long-time memories as it is about the fun of now.

Come back each day for another good gift idea for this holiday season. (Each day’s idea will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.) Read the whole story at THAT SPECIAL GIFT, PART 1.

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