Day 04 of Christmas Blogging Challenge!
- Include the photo below in each blog post
- You may start at any point in December
- Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
- Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
- Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
- Have fun!
Day 04: Share a Christmas story or write one of your own.
The Gift of the Magi is my favorite Christmas story of all time! Due to copy right laws, I cannot post the full story here. However, I shall provide a summary and a link to the original story.
There lived a couple inside an apartment. They’re poor and living on a budget. The wife, thinking of buying her beloved a gift, looked at her pitiful amount of money she had saved. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all she had from her efforts. She didn’t know that everything would cost so much: meat, vegetables, rent. A well furnished room cost too much: $8.00
She cried. She only had $1.87 to buy her husband a gift. She dried her tears and looked at herself in the mirror. Her husband was proud of two things: her long knee-length hair and his gold watch that belonged to his father. She knew what to do.
She left and sold her hair for $20.00.
She returned home and fixed whatever was left of her hair so she may look presentable and waited for her darling husband to come home. At last, he arrived home albeit a bit late but he wore a strange expression the moment he set his eyes on his wife’s face…and hair.
She explained that she sold it. For him. For his gift.
Her husband pulled her into his arms and they stood like that for a while. When he let her go, he gave her his gift. She opened it and she saw the combs that she had admired from a shop for so long. She assured him that her hair grows fast.
She next gave him her gift: a simple golden chain for his watch. She coaxed him to attach the piece but he shook his head. He told her then that he sold the watch to buy her the combs. He told her that they should put aside the gifts for next Christmas, and they both sat down for Christmas dinner.
For full story of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: