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Old 12-18-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Okay, so last Friday I brought baskets of home baked goodies to everyone. It had two different bread loaves, two kinds of fudge, and three kinds of cookies. Everyone loved them, or so they said, and I said Merry Christmas with every presentation. If you received such a basket with such a greeting, would you know that's your Christmas gift? I normally wouldn't be so "ugh" but it's been the worst Tuesday in forever. Am I okay "assuming" my people at work "get" that that was their holiday gift from me this year?

They were all very grateful, so I think they know, but I'm so stressed about it.


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Old 12-18-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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They shouldn't expect more.. that was a great gift!!

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Old 12-18-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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I'm absolutely sure they all knew it was your holiday gifts for them. And I agree with pdswife - that's a fantastic gift! I'd be blown away to receive such a big basket of home made goodies and grateful for the whole year. Now relax and feel great about the lovely gifts you made and gave - you're a gem.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about it. I think you are fine.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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Your gift was thoughtful and wonderful because you took the time to do it for them..Anyone expecting more is foolish and greedy..Don't worry, just be proud of your handiwork.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:48 PM   #6
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Yes, sure they will know that the baskets were their gifts. And very generous gifts, too!

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Old 12-18-2007, 11:01 PM   #7
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Oh wow - so very few people would go to the work to make such a wonderful gift. So many women in my age group burned their cookbooks along with their bras back in the 70s and then raised children who also did not know how to cook. Of course they recognized these lovely offerings as their Christmas gifts, and I'm sure they counted themselves very very lucky to have you as a friend....don't worry.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:00 AM   #8
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Awesome gift!

I am sure they know it is, most people dont give gifts to coworkers!
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:14 AM   #9
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Look, if it is coworkers - then of course they will be happy with a basket of goodies!! And those that don't well, let's not worry about them.

If they are employees, well some might expect more but even then, I still say don't worry about them cos they will be looking for a Christmas bonus anyway, or something very expensive - and unless your surname happens to be Gates or similar, they would be expecting a bit much in my opinion anyway. I have had little home made sweets from employers in my time - just a handful, not some huge box - and that has been fine by me. They have acknowledged that I'm here working for them. That's all I hope for and that is what most of us want I think as an employee.

Either scenario I think you have provided a nice gift.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:31 AM   #10
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My gosh, what a lovely gift. Of course they realize it is their Christmas gift.

This can be a tense time of year - so many expectations. It should not be so - and this year we are just doing what we want. If someone expects anymore from us, that is their problem.

Enjoy the wonderfulness of the season, peace and love is what it is all about.

You did great.

God bless and Merry Christmas.

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