Kids Buy the Darndest Things
I was 12 years old and it was Christmas time. I remember arriving at the mall with my brother, sister and mom—all in search of gifts for each other (plus dad) and were given a $10 bill to spend for each person.
The mall was filled with multiple different kiosks, as it always was during this time of year, each selling their own out-of-the-ordinary knick-knacks. I can’t recall exactly what I purchased for my dad and siblings, but I vividly remember the white porcelain hand vase that I bought for my mom.
The hands were clasped together and had a hole on top where you would place flowers, then fill the hands with water. The “vase” gave the illusion that the hands were actually holding the flowers that were placed inside.
Almost 20 years later, my mom still has the porcelain hand vase on a shelf in her kitchen.
Looking at these “hands” nearly two decades after I had purchased them, I can truly appreciate how ridiculous a gift the “vase” actually was. It looked corny and cheaply made, and there is absolutely no way I would purchase the it today—not for any occasion, nor for anyone I care about; however, my mom continues to display her 20 year old gift with pride.
Once I finally broke down and asked my mom why she still chooses to display this gift from a lifetime ago, she began to get emotional and nostalgic because her little 12 year old boy choose that gift specifically for her and it still touches her heart today.
Maybe you’ve had a similar experience, maybe you haven’t, but one thing is for sure—kids buy the darndest things! And often times, those “darndest things” create memories that can last a lifetime!
My Holiday Fair specializes in providing fundraising options for schools and organizations that will allow children to purchase heart-felt gifts of their own choosing, providing an exciting and new experience for them while allowing them to surprise their family members by purchasing and wrapping these gifts without the help of those for whom the gifts were purchased.
Children have a blast with My Holiday Fair while also raising money for programs they are directly a part of.
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