For many, this is the last week of work before the holiday break. Be sure to show your appreciation of your friends, colleagues and anyone you are thankful for. Don't forget your mail carrier, yoga instructor, dog walker, stylist, gym staff and of course, your kids' favorite teachers.
The gift can be small, cookies or baked goods, a mug, gift card, an Etsy find or craft you've made, or, when appropriate, maybe even alcohol. How about a donation to the recipients favorite charity in their name? Or, hit the Dollar Store, check out the One Spot at Target. Do you have friends who are building small businesses? Why not support their shops for these gifts? When in doubt or pressed by time, even a simple card with your holiday wishes allows you to offer your heartfelt thanks.
Printables are another way you can share meaningful thanks. Check Instagram for the hashtag "printables" to discover free designs you can print at home and frame. You can also find instant downloads on Etsy which are inexpensive and can be framed. I've tagged a few of my favorites on Pinterest.
Again, be sure to take note of the gifts you offered this year so that you can get a head start on this next year. You might even want to consider shopping for some of these gifts beginning on December 26th, 2016. Just take note of what you've bought and file it away for next year.
I've posted some ideas for gifts and quick crafts to our Pinterest page for you to consider. Give thanks!