The Thought That Counts

Have you ever received a gift that meant more than any other? And not because of its worth but more so because of its sentimental value. I know that through the years I have received gifts that personally meant the world to me at that time. But, I think the one “gift” that meant more to me than other came the Christmas my husband lost his job. He was laid off in September and without work for 6 months before finding another a job. Times were hard on us and we had 4 of our 5 children at the time.  Our church family came to the rescue during the holidays. Not only were we provided a delicious turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, but we had an even better surprise for Christmas. Christmas

At 7:00 am on Christmas Day, Santa and his elves drove up in front of our house in a U-haul truck. They began pulling toys out of the back of the truck and bringing them to our door. The kids were filled with joy and my husband I could not believe the amount of gifts that came into our house that day. There were bikes, toys, clothes, shoes, candy.. and even a bucket of food and toiletries. And although there were tangible gifts that were involved… the thought that went into the gift giving was overwhelming. In fact, my husband was holding Princess and was so overcome with emotion that he had to take a moment to calm down in another room. I am tearing up just remembering the event. That was 6 years ago and it still makes me emotional.


Softness Worth Sharing

Ironically, my husband is once again without a job this Christmas after being laid off this past Friday. At least we are good to go on gifts for our kids since the blog allows us the opportunity to review products that become gifts. But, there are still teacher’s gifts to be bought. That is where our last Kleenex Cares pack will come in. Coupled with a fun Teacher’s Boo Boo Bag we received, this will make a perfect wintertime gift for Princess’ teacher. Not only will she be prepared to handle classroom first aid needs, but she will also be able to shield herself from the germs the kids bring in. Princess cannot wait to give it to to her teacher next week!

And now, when you buy specially marked bundles of Kleenex® Brand tissues, you will find a code to send your own share pack this holiday season. The Softness Worth Sharing initiative allows you to use the code to share a Kleenex® Brand Care Pack with your loved ones. Visit Kleenex.com to send a care pack of goodies to help take care of others during the upcoming cold and flu season. Sharing is Caring The Kleenex® Brand Care Pack includes:

  • lip balm
  • 1 oz. hand sanitizer
  • coupon booklet
  • Kleenex® Brand Share Pack
  • Kleenex® Brand Slim Pack
  • 1 card redeemable to download four songs from up and coming Universal Music Artists

Have you received a gift where it really was the thought that meant the most? Have you given one? What was your favorite thought that counts gift? Learn more about the Softness Worth Sharing initiative by liking Kleenex on Facebook.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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