For someone with the language of Receiving Gifts, a gift is a symbol of the fact that “you were thinking of me” or “you remember me.” The gift itself and the cost of the gift are not the important part. The fact that the item represents care and love is what matters. Giving a gift that reflects that you know the person is the key.
Take time to choose a gift that reflects the uniqueness of that person, listen to what that person talks about or what interests them. It doesn’t matter how much the gift costs when you give someone something that emulates their personality.
Here are some very special DP Air team moments that touched both the giver of a gift and the receiver of a gift:
Jennifer Harler from Corporate shared… “The favorite gift I gave was buying Hamilton tickets for a teacher and her son that work with my sister. All he wanted for Christmas was to see Hamilton and she wasn’t sure how she could make it happen, so I was able to step in and get them to the show. The best part was the text message I received talking about what an awesome time they had!”
Jamie Richards from the San Francisco Branch shared… “I have a gift this year that was a few years in the asking (well Santa brought it!). My twins received a trampoline! They were so excited, which made it so much fun to see them on Christmas morning. They had been asking for it for at least three years. It made us all smile.”
Stephanie Berry from the L.A. Branch won the Feed My Starving Children Quilt from the raffle we did as a company. As soon as she found out she won it she called Letice (Corporate office) and told her that she wanted to give it to Letice’s daughter Bella. Stephanie heard that Bella really loved the quilt so she turned around and gave it away and it was one of Bella’s favorite presents on Christmas morning. Stephanie also shared that her favorite gift to receive was when Arnie told everyone that they could leave early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, this made her holidays even better (many of us can relate)!
Arnie Evdokimo (CEO) said, “I gave my kids a flight simulator for Christmas because they all want to be pilots! We had such a great time playing with this as a family.”
This holiday season Corporate decided to share with those less fortunate. They participated in a “Corporate Angel Tree”. Each member of the Corporate Branch chose a nametag and on the nametag there was a child’s name and their top 3 gift wishes. It was amazing to watch as Letice’s office piled up with toys and goodies making it possible for these children to be able to participate and celebrate the Holidays.
Happiness is spread when we are able to give and receive. As you can see from the stories above, there is joy for everyone when someone takes the time to give something thoughtful and personal.