Ted’s Tip No. 20

November 24, 2014

20141124-080920.jpg The tip this week is about the tradition of the repetition of giving the same gift each year or occasion. Say that sentence fast three times. Let me give an example. My friend Heather gives me a big bundle of orange tulips on my birthday each year. It is a tradition she started many years ago. I can’t begin to tell you the happiness I feel when I receive those tulips. My thought with this is it can translate to other gifts too. When you go to a certain friend’s home for dinner, always bring cocktail napkins or a jar of jam. You will start a collection for your friend, and they will think of you each time they use the napkins or spread jam on their morning toast. It will become a tradition in your friendship. I just always know on my birthday eve I will be looking at a magnificent assortment of orange tulips dotted about our home.