Gift Ideas for the Birth Parents in Your Life
plan for) all year long! Christmas is
filled with sweet smells, family gatherings, cards to friends, beautiful music
and twinkling lights. Christmas is a
time for celebrating and memory making, a time for reminiscing about the past and being thankful for today and the future. While we are enjoying everything that brings Christmas to life it is a good time to remember those special people in our lives that blessed us in a way only they could.
The big question in our home this time of year is “what do we want to give to our Birth Families?” While there are some years the gift is kept simple due to circumstances but most years we try to create a package that is meaningful and from our hearts. We have had birth parents in ours lives for over 14 years…..sometimes it is hard to come up with something new and unique. If you are wondering what to get your children’s birth families for Christmas here are a few ideas that just might fit for you.
Panel classes and one Birth Mother spoke of the beautiful quilt she was given
by her adoptive couple. It was made out
of clothes the child wore during the year.
What a precious gift!
Shutterfly is my favorite place to create a memory book.
They now have tools which make it even easier to make it look just like you want.
have for your child to share with their Birth Family.
Need some help? Go here for a how to guide.
|*Christmas tag to go with a bag of Hershey Kisses and an imprint of a child’s hand on a paper heart. To give as a gift to your child’s birth parent or someone special in your child’s life.|
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each month with pictures.
enjoys from that year.
This year we are
sending each of our children’s birth parents something that represents the
child’s personality and likes from this year.
part of her Advanced Orchestra at school.
Brenley also loves movies and books and loves to play games. So we are sending her birth mother and her family a CD of a musician that plays the cello, the dvd Mr. Peabody
and Sherman along with a game called “Sherlock”.
art….she also loves music and movies.
So we are sending her Birth Mother a special scarf picked out by Haley,
some nail fun and a favorite “girly” movie.
little family the Christmas book called “The Christmas Train” and a puzzle a favorite movie and favorite popcorn snack.
book “You Are Special” by Max Lucado.
Their first Great Grandchild was placed for adoption. My Sister is a Birth Grandmother.
to send gifts to extended birth family
and you can’t think of anything to send….pictures are greatly appreciated!
Four amazing times in my life I have been handed the supreme gift….the dream
and wish of my heart. I love having an
opportunity to give a little something back to the people who blessed me with
such an amazing life! Our gift to them
could never measure up to their gift to us…..but if it brings them a smile and
reminds them of our love for them then it was received the way we hoped!
Brenda Horrocks is a mother of four children through adoption. She promotes adoption, foster care and Utah’s Safe Haven Law through blogging, public speaking and writing. She enjoys time with family, reading books, running, gardening and movies. You can visit her blog here.