It’s Christmas Eve; and in a perfect world everything would be bought, wrapped and under the tree.

But what if it’s not?

The best gifts to give are the sentimental gifts and value does not matter.

I have a double strand of pearls that belonged to my great-aunt May. She was a single, feisty lady, and as a teenager, I cleaned her house while she followed me around with her walker. (I hope I am as happy as she was when I find myself alone and needing a walker!)

When she passed away, I was given her pearls. They are not real and one string comes loose from the clasp every time I wear them, but each time I hold them I am a teenager again in great-aunt May’s happy little house.

A sentimental gift that always makes me think of great-aunt May.

When you don’t have time for a well-thought-out gift, look for one that has memories attached to it.

Merry Christmas!