My friend is a single mum with 3 children aged 7, 8 and 9. Coming up to Christmas she spent all she had on presents, food and decorations to make Christmas enjoyable for her kids. I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and looking at me blankly she said, “no one has ever asked me that before, who is there to buy presents for me?”
Buying 3 presents I knew she would like, I arranged for her kids to be at my house. Each one chose a present and we wrapped them together, writing ‘To Mum’ on each tag. The presents remained a secret until Christmas Eve when the kids took the presents home, overwhelmed with excitement they handed them over straight away. On Christmas Eve my friend rang me in tears to say thank you.