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Sunday, December 27, 2009

We all know it's more blessed to give than receive . . . so, what was the funnest gift you gave for Christmas? Did you pull off a major surprise or catch someone off guard? Did you get someone a hard-to-find gift or a much-wanted one?

My siblings and I took a photo of all ten grandkids, had it printed to 8x10, and framed for my dad and step-mom. It's not often that all 10 are together and the gift was unexpected, so that was my favorite. Your turn!
Denise Hunter  
posted at 11:19 PM  
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At 1:37 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

I discovered gift boxes this year which made wrapping presents fun and teased the receiver into thinking they were getting a bigger present then they are! Took lots of photos. My mum is the most fun to watch when getting a present it makes the present quite enjoyable.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

The funnest gift I gave this year were scarves I knitted. I taught myself to knit around Thanksgiving so I spent most of December making scarves for friends and family out of soft and cozy yarn. Each person who received one appeared to love it, but my favorite recipients were my two teen boys who though Mom's scarves are pretty cool.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Mine was a total surprise for the hubs, who always, and I mean always guessed what he was getting. I found a chainsaw carving of an eagle just as it was spreading it's wings to take flight. It's about 3 ft tall.

I got a movers box for clothing (the tall kind) and turned it upside down over the eagle and wrapped it. It sat in the living room for a week before CHristmas and he never ever guessed.

The only other time in 39 years (yesterday was our anniversary) I surprised him was I had a large oil painting done of our 2 Irish setters. Never guessed that one either. :D

At 2:24 PM, Blogger quietspirit said...

My husband is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. He's a Tony Stewart fan. I stumbled onto a mini-calendar with Tony's new number (14). I put it in a gift sack and handed it to him when we opened presents. He thought our son had gotten it for him. Hubby was telling son about this being the first Tony Stewart item with the new number. Son didn't know what Dad was talking about. It was funny to me.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

I bought my husband Trans-Siberian Orchestra's new CD, "Night Castles" for Christmas. Low and behold, he bought the same CD for me! For some reason, I had gotten a gift receipt when I bought his present (purchased a DVD for him at the same time), so we will take his back & exchange for another CD. In 24 years of marriage, this is the first time we've bought the same gift for each other for Christmas.

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Great stories everyone! Thanks for sharing!

At 12:30 AM, Blogger Cathy Shouse said...

Our teenager really wanted some special software that was originally $999 and I got an academic version at a college for $399.

He actually created a Power Point presentation explaining why he needed this software. We viewed it and said very little.

I had wrapped it in a big shoebox and he nearly didn't open it, he was so sure it wouldn't be something he would want. Boy, was he surprised. We got his reaction on video, too.

It's nice to realize you can still surprise a 15-year-old at Christmas.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Kristin has infected the entire family with the love of Brighton purses. Mark got Kara one for Christmas and I got Donna one. LOL

And Chloe has arrived! Our Jaime from the blog delivered her just past 3 this morning!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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