Make an Impression with the Perfect Holiday Gift
I suppose I was seven or eight years old, and Iím certain my parents knew that the gift I wanted for Christmas was a BB gun. I dreamed that I would become a great mountain man like Davy Crockett and I even had a coon skin cap and a dog named Grinder who was tough enough to fight most of the cats in our neighborhood. But how could I fight bears and mountain lions and bad guys if I didnít have a gun? Christmas began like every other day. Dad and all six boys got up at 5:30, milked the cows, fed the stock, and then headed back to the house for a big Christmas breakfast of sausage and eggs which mom prepared. Then we would all sit around the tree and take turns opening our holiday gifts. I watched my brothersí excitement as they opened their toy trucks, record albums and other meaningful gifts. When my turn came I opened up some socks and underwear and tried not to look too disappointed that I didnít receive a BB gun.
I know what youíre thinkingóthere could be kids that would shout for joy if they received one pair of socks and a crust of bread. I know. But Iím not Tiny Tim or The Little Match Girl and I didnít experience the Irish Potato Famine or the Battle of Stalingrad; but darn it, to a seven year-old, that BB gun was meaningful.
So, we visited neighbors and relatives and had a wonderful day going from house to house and seeing everyoneís gifts. I was happy except for that little dark cloud that kept reminding me that everybody in the Milky Way Galaxy got exactly what they wanted except for me. I knew unequivocally that if Charles Dickens knew of my suffering that he would replace Tiny Tim with me.
That night when the cows were milked and the supper dishes washed, Dad called us all into the family room and asked us to look at the tree. We all sat looking at the tree expecting Dad to give us a profound speech on the true meaning of Christmas. He stared at us for a second, then walked over and pulled a BB gun out of the tree. You think Opie liked his fishing pole? Forget it. I lived with my gun; I fought lions and bears. I even changed history because when I defend the Alamo, I won! And I looked pretty slick with my coon skin cap.
As a child, it was delightful and rewarding to receive a meaningful holiday gift. As an adult it is even better to thoughtfully give meaningful holiday gifts that please and excite family, friends, employees or clients. Choosing a thoughtful holiday gift that will reward employees for their loyalty and service, or selecting gifts that will be remembered by clients and associates long after the holiday season has passed takes some time and thought. With the invention of the web, many holiday gift ideas are found by browsing and shopping online, saving both time and gas, while reaping unique ideas that will help you choose meaningful holiday gifts for others.
For those interested in a custom imprinted product to give as a holiday gift, there are thousands of meaningful holiday promotional products available. Your gift will remind your associates of your company logo, your products, and the values that your company represents as you increase your brand awareness and your advertising radius.
Good luck finding and giving your meaningful gift this Holiday Season!
About the Author: Kyle Crane is a Web copywriter for American Promotions Kyle likes to joke around and go golfing whenever the going gets tough! For more information about gifts and promotional products, please contact American Promotionsí customer service.