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Mysteria
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0 posted 12-19-2008 01:29 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria


'Tis the season to be thrifty,
Fa la la la la, la, la, la, la
Add ideas that are nifty,
Fa la la la la, la, la, la, la.


Here's my suggestion, so what's yours?

Skinits



        
Happy Holidays, Love Mysteria
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Mine? a home made batch of cookies and a bag or two or premixed soups and biscuit mix for the cold nights! Lots of TLC and ribbons with home made cards.
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2 posted 12-19-2008 03:19 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

hey I've seen those on tv

look pretty cool

a gift under 20? Something from Bath and Body always works.
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Gift certificates for $19.99.
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4 posted 12-20-2008 12:34 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

LOL

Old Navy.
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Oh man, I am so glad he didn't say Spam!
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I don't give away Spam to NOBODY!!!
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Movie tickets
McDonald's Gift Certificates (good for kids)
A Music CD
A piggy bank with $5.00 in it
Give an adult an old favorite book - something they read and enjoyed as a child (thse can be second hand)
Time - Give them YOU for a day - to go shopping, to a movie, a park, whatever...more precious than any store bought gift
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love the Devine reply

your time...the most cherished valuable gift of all, especially when given to someone ill or depressed during the holidays...priceless

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A recipe box filled with some of your favorite recipes.  Deliver it with a dessert made from one of your recipes in the box.

Type up a bunch of inspirational quotes, cut them into individual ones and roll up.  Tie off with a small ribbon and place them in a small wooden box you decorated yourself.

Record a cd with songs that tell someone special how you feel about them.

A house plant decorated with a few Holiday picks or ornaments.  After the holiday they can undecorate and use through the year.

A stocking filled with items like cocoa, tea, summer sausage, lip balm, gloves, fruit, etc... ( you might be surprised what you can find in the dollar stores these days.)

Take a favorite photo of you and this person and frame it in a special frame.

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10 posted 12-20-2008 04:54 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Wow you guys are good!  Loved a lot of your ideas, but Mark I am stealing a few of yours if you don't mind.  One thing I can do is cook - so I will share the knowledge exactly that way with some friends this year when I visit.  Off to buy the boxes, and more ink for my printer.     Thank you all so much!

Oh!  I found a recipe for ya Michael - if you can believe this!  Spam Bread  Pudding    Oh, bleck!
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Love.

Love tied up in ribbons and bows with unconditional understanding.

It's not much to look at, when unwrapping, but it all comes together with great hugs.  That's when it all melds together.

Color it with kisses...and rainbow it with smiles.

Then wrap it all up with warmth, and an undeliverable promise to keep that same feeling all the years through....the recipients might not realize it just now, but in their later years, they will.

Price? Priceless.



Yeah, I know...only certain poets and readers will understand.

" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
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One year? We found some really cool candycane rolling papers and...

um...nevermind.
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OMG that would be cool Karen! LOL
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Grin

We decorated a small Christmas tree that way!



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You guys are too much fun! For me, this year, it's banana bread. So far it's been a big hit.
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Lar?

"One time? When I was in band camp?"

grin

google that for your b'day present

sorry I missed it lovie!

But there, a quote from me to you.
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Now. You shoulda got the joke on the first hit.

Let me play a tune for you...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RNe2jwHE0
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18 posted 12-21-2008 01:20 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

OMG the guy with the glasses on the Jethro Tull record cover actually looks like Larry!  Now that is just too funny!
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IOU cards that have a gift of yourself to help with a chore or an evening or day together doing something special they enjoy or can't do themselves.
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You guys really are funny!
Karen,
I don't remember that camp! And I made my more fourth bunt loaf of banana bread today in the last five days! Another tomorrow. I'm sorry you missed it too.

Sharon,
And my hair really is that long. I've grown it out. Makes church very interesting. Amazing how many old ladies love it and how many old people are threatened by it. But so far I have more supporters than critics. Besides, it goes with biker image. >)

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
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banana bread?

Folks, this man is after my heart.



oooops, he got it!

Happy Birthday Larry!
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Larry, I saw you in my Facebook, and that's how I knew you looked like that guy.  You cook?  Sheesh, that Nancy Lee has it made for sure - Merry Christmas to the three of you.

Oh, and I got another great idea from someone where I live, and I just loved it.

I went to the local thrift store and got as many little teapots, pretty cups and saucers, and neat coffee mugs as I could find.  I then filled them with imported tea and coffee samples.  I added a couple of home-made shortbread to the presentation, and wrapped them in clear red and green cellophane and curly ribbon.  They turned out GREAT and were a real hit with the senior shut-ins I took them to. They cost on average $3. to pull together, so what a bargoonie this was!
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the tea cups and saucers..what a great idea!

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Simplicity ... and yep, it works~

$10.00 worth of gas in the auto ...
and several visits to my area retirement homes for spreading just a little joy and love~

$10.00 worth of ink to print up the poem-cards
for delivering to those cooped up in the retirement homes with no one else to visit them~
(I ask in advance and am graciously given a list of them)

Works ! !
Yes, it does ... and I get back $20.00 worth of *SMILES*~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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