While my Christmas cards were waiting to be mailed...and my homemade gifts still needed making...a few Christmas packages arrived at 'My Front Porch'.
A neighbour showed up at the door last week with a basket of homemade preserves...zucchini relish, grape jelly, apple butter, tropical jam....and more. We are going to enjoy the fruit of her labours!
Then the mailman arrived with...
...a Tim Horton's coffee break from one of our suppliers. Normally we would get a calendar...this year it was a tin of homemade cookies, a small package of Tim's coffee along with a TH gift certificate. I brewed up a pot of coffee and sent it out to the barn...along with the cookies...for the guys to enjoy. The gift card fit nicely into my wallet...and if I meet you there, we'll have a coffee together.
Next came a parcel from Switzerland. Yumm! It didn't say 'do not open until Christmas'...
...so we opened. You will notice a few of the tasty Lindt chocolates are already missing...but we will do our best to save some to share with the rest of the family next week! Our Swiss friends are so generous at Christmas...and always.
All these parcels had me a little anxious about all my good intentions. Every year we pick names among us sisters...and the tradition is to gift something homemade. Parcels were arriving...a homemade gift (from my sister Kathy) sat under my tree...and I still had made nothing. Well...today my 'partly homemade' gift is on it's way. The cards have been mailed...the shopping is done.
I'm ready...or maybe a little baking would be nice!