I visited my nieces house for Christmas and brought gifts for my sister, brother, two nieces AND their husbands and a gift card for the Grand Niece who was ten.
The ten year old ran up to me a half hour later with a small ‘gift bag’ with my name scribbled on it and I thought it was empty but inside was a pullout from a magazine publisher for a ‘free’ subscription to a magazine (if I filled it out and sent it in).
These people knew I was coming and I always bring gifts.
They had picked up the first thing they saw and dropped it in a bag and handed it to me.
It was not the fact that I had brought them gifts. It was the complete thoughtlessness of their ‘gift’ to me.
Sorry, no image. I threw it out when I arrived home.
I plan on saving all my magazine pullouts and giving them for gifts next year. They should love them.
THIS is my family.