There’s a guy in our neighborhood who is quite clever with his outdoor holiday decorations — it’s obvious that he’s put a lot of time and thought into his design. We drive passed his house nearly every day and my kids always let out a cheer from the back seat as we go by. His decorations make us happy and they have for years now – so, I decided to make him a holiday/thank you card and drop it in his door. I figure he should know that his hard work is having a positive effect on the world…
December 17, 2012 at 11:08 am
I love it. What a great way to make someone feel appreciated!
December 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm
Thanks Heather! 🙂
December 17, 2012 at 11:34 am
Love it… and we’ll now do the same thing for a house in our neighborhood that gives us just as much joy!
December 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Erin – so good to hear!! Nothing beats the good feeling you get from bringing a little bit of unexpected cheer into someone’s life 🙂
December 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Shoot! Now I’m all inspired and stuff. You are the sweetest!
December 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Ha! 🙂 You’ve got to really give it to someone when they bring on the holidays with such gusto! xoxo
December 18, 2012 at 3:48 am
I love this! The kind of random act of kindness that should happen more often!
December 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Thanks, Valerie – I LOVE random acts of kindness – they’re the best! xoxo – C
December 18, 2012 at 5:00 am
My parents live in a different state and I visit them several times a year. There was a house whose yard looked like a junkyard. During a visit last year, I noticed there was noticeably less junk. In an effort to acknowledge what must have taken tremendous effort, I dropped a note in the mailbox out front noting their efforts and saying “Keep up the good work”. The next time I visited, I was pleased and amazed to see the place was almost totally clear of junk. I don’t know if my words of encouragement helped, but I know they certainly didn’t hurt!
Happy holidays, Camilla!
December 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Terri, That is a great story – thanks for sharing! Encouragement from others is such a powerful and beautiful thing 🙂
December 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm
Love it! So thoughtful and in the spirit of the holiday.
December 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Thanks Susan!!! Happy Holidays!! xoxo C
December 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm
What a sweet idea! …and a great message and ideal to pass on to our children. This is SO typically Camilla. You are one of the kindest, gentlest women I’ve had the benefit of knowing. Merry MERRY Christmas, Camilla!
December 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Kat – you’re the best! I feel the same way about you! We must hang out soon!! Miss you!!! I wish you and your adorable family all the best this holiday. xoxo C
January 8, 2013 at 6:23 am