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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come From a Store

Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come From a Store

Dr. Seuss was right of course. We all know it, even if we did scramble to make sure all our store-bought presents arrived on time and were wrapped by Christmas Eve.  But some of the most thoughtful gifts don’t come from a store.

One of my students gave me an ornament hand-painted by his mother to match the cover of my book.  I was reduced to tears.

My daughter Gina wrote me a guest blog post, which I will post on Wednesday.

And my other daughter Gabrielle painstakingly learned (by ear) the theme for the eleventh Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and played it on her viola for me Christmas morning.

I feel very lucky.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other holiday you celebrate … and wishing you a good New Year’s to come!

7 Responses to Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come From a Store

  1. What wonderful wonderful gifts. We had a lovely, peaceful Christmas day, just perfect 🙂

  2. Those are wonderful gifts! And they’re wonderful because the givers put some real thought and effort into them.

  3. mshatch says:

    What a wonderful job she did, too! It’s a lovely ornament, something to treasure 🙂

  4. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi miss dianne! wow! cool unstore presents! thats the best cause its heart stuff.
    …hugs from lenny

  5. Kat C says:

    That ornament is fabulous ! Oh,wow !

  6. Hi Dianne .. I think Lenny said it best – it’s the heart stuff .. those are just lovely presents to receive .. and ones you’ll remember for ever ..

    Happy New Year and successful 2012 .. cheers Hilary

  7. Those are the most precious gifts of all. Thank you for sharing them with us!