How dumb is this post topic? Who writes about gift-giving in January?
Right. Yay! Can you see my hand up, waving proudly, from all the way over here?
If I was a better, smarter blogger, more interested in dollar signs (and shekel symbols), I would have posted this in December. Hmm… guess not.
And I could save it for December 2015, but really…? The way my brain works, it’ll never happen if I put it off.
Anyway, I’m reminded of gifts today because our winter-holiday-seasonal gift arrived from Akiva’s sister in Canada.
She mailed it on November 24th, and today it is January 27, so that’s a little over 2 months. And I’m not saying what it cost to mail. We’ll open it when the kids are home from school, and I can’t wait to see what’s inside.
So that’s one kind of gift. Don’t get me wrong. One of the highlights of living here is GETTING STUFF. I love receiving packages. Our local post office knows us well and I’m sure they have our number on speed-dial.
But there are other ways to send something special that feel just as “gifty” without breaking the bank on postage charges.
Giving or getting gifts to and from Israel can be a huge challenge, which calls for a little creativity.
Try an “intangible” gift that won’t take up space
If you’re in Israel and want to send gifts back to North America… (if you’re sending the other way, read on anyway)
Instead of buying something bulky and overpriced in Israel and paying more than you spent on the gift to ship it to North America or Europe, think about "intangibles" you can buy and ship for nearly free.
Some good ideas: