This year for Christmas we started a new practice for the holiday gift exchange. Rather than buying random items, we set parameters for gift giving. It originated with “Bog Day” in my dad’s family. Bog Day was a day when family members passed items along that they were no longer using or wanted – the old adage “One man’s trash is another’s treasure” rings true. This year, we either passed items along or made homemade presents. Here are two of the gifts I received:
The first picture is a group of old brass steins made in Lebanon that belonged to my dad’s family growing up. These are especially precious to me because they remind me of my grandfather who was always at our house during Christmas and greatly missed.