That’s my motto for this year. In fact, it’s my whole family’s motto for the year.
Have you heard about Jake and
the Life is Good Company?
It’s a great story that goes something like this:
Two brothers sold T-shirts out of the back of their van and ate PB & J sandwiches in the early 1990’s until they created optimistic Jake, who rose to popularity and the rest is history.
Life is Good
Spreading the Power of Optimism
I love this. Sooooo,
everyone in my family received a Life is Good shirt for Christmas along with the declared family theme of “Life is Good in 2012”. Yes, everyone. Kids, in-laws, grandparents, and grandbaby. They have clothes and accessories for everybody.
Even Murphy, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, had a Life is Good collar and leash in his stocking!
Everything is so positive and uplifting.
This yearly family theme idea began when I gave all the family vintage McCoy happy face mugs for Christmas in 2010 and they were all told to be happy in 2011. I probably gave away 15 as gifts that year.
Thus, our last year’s theme:
Be Happy in 2011
Some of them being “hams” for the camera!
I’m already wondering what the theme for 2013 should be.
I’m thinking maybe:
Give Back in 2013
I could use Toms shoes as gifts for this Christmas since they donate a pair of shoes to someone in need every time you buy a pair. “One for One” is their motto. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this brand. We already own some Toms, but I could still get everyone a new pair.
What do you think? Do you have any ideas? What theme could your family have for next year?
Something to think about.