A Present Wrapping Party

YAY my first Christmas post!!! Although I’ve been in the Christmas spirit since the first of November, I think it is finally socially acceptable to upload a holiday themed post now. Last night, Nicolas and I had a “Present Wrapping Party”. My mom always made wrapping Christmas presents together so fun and cozy, so I wanted to carry on the tradition. I lit lots of candles, put on some Christmas music, and made hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicolas and I thought it would also be nice to give to those in need this year. Since I am from the tiniest town in Pennsylvania, I had never witnessed homelessness firsthand. Now living in a city, I see homeless men and women daily. Even if not life changing, doing something small for a few of these people seemed fitting. What we did was so simple – just made up gift bags filled with some essentials such as toothbrushes, baby wipes, deodorant, pens, and tissues. We also added some candy and a small Christmas card. Just an idea I saw online that I thought was worth sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚


I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season as much as I am! Stay tuned for more Christmas posts ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • Reply mamasmercantile December 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    That is such a heart warming thing to do, I have been donating tins to the food banks but I certainly love your idea.

    • Reply Madison Marie December 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it!

  • Reply Billie Jo December 8, 2016 at 2:55 am

    I am beyond proud of you…
    I cannot take all the credit.
    You are a special soul.
    And… I cannot wait to see you!
    Love you,!
    P.S. Love your photos. Totally jealous. : )

    • Reply Madison Marie December 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      <3 love you!

  • Reply Maria December 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    This is so so sweet!!!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks, Maria! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Stephanie December 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    My dear Madison, what a precious post! I know many will be blessed by your love and kindness…and what an amazing example you are!

    My mom always made Christmas wrapping a joy and to this day I still think of her when I pull out the wrapping paper ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Christmas! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    • Reply Madison Marie December 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      You are the sweetest thing!!! <3 xoxo

  • Reply Carrie Bachand December 9, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Oh this is all so lovely Madison. I can feel the cozy jump right off the screen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But to see that the true spirit of Christmas is in your heart – and that you’re both applying it out in the world…well that warms my heart more than anything. But it doesn’t surprise me as I cherish your sweet Mom and can tell the kind of person she is – and you are obviously so like her. God bless you both.

    Merry Christmas!! Stay snuggly. xoxo

  • Reply Danielle December 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    What a wonderful thing to do! After reading your post I am inspired to do something similar. It’s what the holidays are all about! : ) All your photos are so cozy and lovely. I love visiting your blog! โ™ฅ I’m so jealous of the Christmas markets. They look magical! Happy Friday! xx

  • Reply Kathleen December 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Madison! Catching up on things around here. I love reading about your life over there. But more than what you are doing, I love reading about who you are! You have such a big heart and it comes out in your writing. I’m glad to hear you’ll be traveling home for the holidays (hey, isn’t there a song about that??) . Prayers for safe travels. Catch a hug from all of us in Eastern PA.

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