Wii Fit: For my new Wii, my sister gave us a Wii Fit system. Video games aren’t for couch potatoes anymore, the Wii Fit actually gets us up and moving around. It’s full of games and exercises and is totally fun!
Camera Tripod: I got this Targus camera tripod from my hubby’s parents and it has already improved my photography already. It is great for group photos or when you need to keep the camera really steady, like if you’re taking photos in low-light or close-ups. I used it to photograph my Christmas tree and was able to get beautiful photos of the tree in low-light for once!
I also got some books, clothes, and other goodies from my family. Like I said, I’m very lucky to have such a wonderful and generous family!
I'd like to think that I gave them some great goodies as well. My favorite gift to give was perhaps the most unusual, but most rewarding. I got my sister a flock of chickens. Yes, chickens! Let me explain, I made a donation in my sister’s name to the Heifer International charity. This is a wonderful organization that helps empower people and fight hunger in the neediest parts of the world. The chickens I donated in my sister’s name will be given to a family in an impoverished country. The family will use the chicken’s eggs for nourishment and will sell any extra eggs as a source of income for themselves. The gift will keep on giving, because once the family is able to they will pass on some of their chickens to another needy family in their village. I encourage everyone to check out and learn about the wonderful work done by Heifer International.
Did you get or give any great gifts this season? Is there a charity you supported in 2009 or plan to get involved in this year?