Michaels’ challenge this week :
This week because it is Christmas Eve write about a gift you received or gave.
Or about being gifted in some way.
Over the years, I’ve received some ‘odd’ gifts, like a wine rack and shot glasses when we don’t drink, a selection of videos which we already had, a child’s paint by numbers kit, and a 1000 piece jigsaw the original owners gave up on.
We regifted the paint by numbers by doing it and framing it, then gave it back to the person who gave it to us (I don’t think they saw the joke), and the 1000 piece puzzle we completed, framed and returned that to the original giver. We recycled the other items as raffle prizes for a charity fund raiser.
This brings me nicely to the subject of raffles, and the fact that gifts from my MIL were often raffle prizes. I knew this was the case as the ticket number was still in the box on one, and another time she asked me what on earth would she want with a blue powder puff and talc that she’d won at bingo! I said she could always give it to me for Christmas, and she actually did. Nothing was used you understand, and I was always glad to be remembered, but the blue powder puff was definitely the best………… because I was so genuinely pleased with it, my reaction knocked her for six!