My dear friend Linda Buck gave me an Advent tree for my birthday. What a wonderful surprise when I arrived home to find this beautiful Christmas tree lit up and covered in 25 little gifts – all for me! The first one I opened on December 1st and one each day onward up to and including Christmas day. I felt incredibly special and loved to think that she would do this for me and since I though her idea was so much fun, decided I would ‘pay it forward’ each Christmas. The first one we did December 2013 for Brieanne. I look forward to who I can do this for next year and thank Linda for her wonderful creativity, generosity and friendship!