1. the Popsicle wagon (a much used and beloved riding toy)
2. the Barbie canopy bed that my parents made (which featured my outgrown pink satin dance recital costume for the canopy and bedding)
3. the overnight case filled with Trixie Belden books
4. my sister's life size Shirley Temple paper doll
5. our Chatty Cathy dolls
6. the small silver jewelry box I bought my mother with saved lunch money (I bought my daddy a present that year too but I don't remember what it was)
7. the paper cutouts my sister made me (which I didn't appreciate at the time)
8. the used car my ex-husband gave me (which I guessed from the clue that it was small enough to fit into his pocket....I had been telling him not to give me clues because I always guessed what it was...after that he took me for my word and never gave me another clue)
9. the happy smiles on my children's faces every Christmas morning
10. Of course, the real gift of Christmas is not like the ones we give others. The gifts we give to our loved ones are only a dim reflection of the one our heavenly Father sent to us through his Son. God's gift to humanity was the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Let us never forget the real meaning of the season.