On the Fifth Day of Christmas…
Hugs are great! I love them! I can’t get enough bear hugs in a day. However, this gift can be tricky if you are not yet married. If you are dating and find that hugs bring you and your sweetheart too much temptation, then it’s a good idea to substitute something else for this gift. ~smile~
Eric and I are both physical touch people, so we feel the most loved when we are snuggling. It’s not easy to unwrap a hug (unless someone wraps you and you honey together while you are in mid-embrace), but you can express your love for each other by being extra cuddly on Christmas. ~smile~
If you are not a physical touch person by nature, but your honey is, this is a great opportunity to reach deep inside and give the gift of snuggles and hugs to your physical touch loved one. I know it is not easy for everyone, but it is just such a blessing to a physical touch person to be touched in a pure way (e.g., hand holding, stroking hair, rubbing back, head on shoulder, etc.). Again, if you are not married and various forms of physical touch breed temptation in your relationship, wait until you are married to give the gift of snuggles and hugs! ~smile~
This gift can either be really, really sweet or really, really funny. Some of you remember my first love poem and others of you have been spared. ~smile~ But, if you are gifted in writing, this would be a great time to pen how you feel about your honey bear (yes, I’m a sucker for gushy nicknames). If you are not gifted in writing, this is still a good time to pen how you feel about your sugar bunny (okay, I’ll stop ~smile~).
Your imagination can be the limit on this gift. You can write anything from “Roses are red” poems to powerful sonnets – the choice is yours! You can laminate them and put them into a book, or buy page covers and put them into a notebook. You can attach your poems to the outside of other Christmas packages. It can be six poems or sixty! Most any woman would find this gift fun and endearing. Some guys would too, but you know your man better than I do!
Have fun with this. If poems are not your niche, maybe you could write short stories or memories down instead. Or, you could write him or her a book of poems, stories, memories, quotes, etc. This gift would be especially meaningful if your sweetheart loves books or the written word. My man adores books and has said that if all he did was read everything he owned for the rest of his life without getting more, he still doesn’t know if he could get through all the books in this house! Our house is where books go to retire. ~smile~
Happy hugging and happy writing! If you get any fun poems this year, we’d love to read them! ~smile~ (Just post them below!)
Have you ever received a written gift that was tremendously meaningful to you?