The Secret Gifts in the Christmas Basket

There are some secret gifts for my nieces and nephews in my Christmas basket; some presents that embody all that a gift should be.

There’s a bit of Mystery to them because no one but me knows what gifts are in the basket.

There’s some Meaning in there, too, that the recipients will understand, maybe not today but someday.

There are the makings of fond Memories, too, in that basket.

There is also a Moment in time to be captured, whenever the gifts in the basket are revealed, mostly likely after all the other gifts of the day have been opened.

And hopefully, there is a fair amount of Merriment in these gifts, enough to go around for everyone who receives one.

I like these elements of secret gifts – Mystery, Meaning, Memories, Moment, and Merriment - to be a part of my garden, too, making it a special place to be, not only in the springtime, but on a cold Christmas Day, when everything is covered with fresh snow, and the only signs of life are some tracks of a rabbit going across the garden and some birds at the feeders.

And these elements of secret gifts exist in the true gift of Christmas Day, as told in the gospel of Luke,

“The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”

Merry Christmas to All!

May your days and gardens be filled with the wonder of secret gifts.


  1. Hey Garden Friend,
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year.
    I'm looking forward to all your fun posts and visits to your garden blog in the new year.
    Love, Peace, and Joy from
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston
    P.S. I love that Bible verse.

  2. Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for the scripture. May God bless you, your family, and your garden!

  3. Merry Christmas Carol. May your day be merry and bright. L, H.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Carol! Sure have enjoyed the year and meeting you was one of those special moments!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Carol! I treasure the memories of special moments, filled with meaning and merriment, that I've shared with you and other garden bloggers this year. May there be even more of them to share in the year ahead.

  7. I hope your Christmas was wonderful.Thank you for adding the scripture. Nice to have the real meaning of Christmas in one's life.

  8. I love the mysteries and surprises in that basket of yours. I hope your nephews and nieces will love whatever gifts in there and will give them some great meanings to them as much as you want them to be. Have a blessed Merry Xmas, good tidings and a Happy New Year!


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