Twinkle lights are starting to appear on trees outside, coffee shops are sharing new festive concoctions and holiday music is playing on the radio. The holidays seem to be in full swing, but I wait until today … until I announce 31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve to kick off the holiday season. It’s become something I look forward to every year and know many of you do too. This year, I’ll be sharing some of the all-time favorite gifts from the past few years along with new gifts, and some special gifts from friends.
What is 31 Days of Gifts?
31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve is like an advent calendar in your inbox designed to deliver meaningful, magical gifts throughout the month of December to help you embrace the holidays with joy and intention. They will also prepare you to leap into the new year with an open heart.
Every day throughout December, you’ll receive a gift in your inbox. At the end of each email, you’ll find links to the gifts that came before. If you miss one, or want to revisit one of your favorite gifts, this list makes it easy to go back.
A beautiful tradition
For many in the Be More with Less community (myself included), 31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve has become a holiday tradition. If you haven’t participated before, you might be interested in hearing what participants have to say about the program.
Thank you so much for these wonderful 31 Days of Gifts! I’m finding myself looking first for your emails every morning. They are helping me to focus, and feel a little less frantic, and to enjoy the holidays. Thank you for a bright start to each day, and a few quiet moments. – Joyce
I so appreciated the 31 days of gifts in my inbox during the hectic beautiful and magical month of December. I listened to your stories, danced and sang to your playlists, tried a recipe or two and spent time just thinking about what you wrote each day. – Loretta
31 Days really did make my holiday season so much better! I especially loved the recipe for the gingerbread cookies with white chocolate frosting – I’m starting to drool just thinking about them. Taking time out each day to do the 31 Days helped me to slow down and enjoy more. – Kat
Thank you so much for doing this project! I enjoy your emails so much and I look forward to viewing my inbox every morning. I am a little sad December only has 31 days in it! – Cassie
December can be a stressful month for me (and so many people) and I strive to keep my mind on my faith and family in the midst of so many other obligations. Your daily e-mails helped me to focus my attention on the things that are truly important. – Matt
I just wanted you to know that this was one of my HIGHLIGHTS of December! – Julie
A friend signed me up for these gifts and I enjoyed opening each one. Thank you for your thought-provoking words. They will stay with me throughout the year. – Randi
This program is a reminder that the best gifts don’t come from the mall or in perfectly wrapped packages. If we want to experience the very best gifts, we have to give ourselves time to pay attention to them even in the craziness of the holidays.
Each year, more and more people send 31 Days of Gifts to friends, family, and co-workers. We’ve had book clubs, corporate offices, community groups, and families spanning the globe participate together. That is just one of the many reasons this program is so dear to my heart.
Gifts of holidays past have included …
- happy feet
- photo challenge
- dance party
As you may have guessed these gifts are not physical objects because we all know the best things aren’t things. Click here for a gift from last year to see what I mean. This year will include favorites from the last few years (but none from last year), new gifts and gifts from friends with a few personal messages from me to you.
You deserve the gift of discovering what’s most meaningful to you over the holidays. You deserve a few quiet moments to yourself. You deserve to give yourself permission to make room for the best things … instead of trying to make room for all the things.
Pay what you want …
For the last five years, this program has been offered for $3.10 (ten cents a day), but it is worth so much more. As more people participate, I invest more time and money to make these gifts available and meaningful. If you’ve participated before, you understand the value of the program, but I also know that for some, $3.10 is barely in the holiday budget.
Each year I consider raising the price, but instead, I’d like to leave it up to you. Please pay what you want so everyone can continue to enjoy the gifts they so deserve with a small investment.
Please read these important instructions before joining …
If you are purchasing for yourself:
After you click to join, you will be directed to the purchase page where you will see the minimum price of $3.10. Leave it there or enter a new dollar amount to pay what you want. After you complete your purchase, check your inbox for an email inviting you to confirm your subscription. Please confirm your subscription to receive your gifts.
If you are purchasing for friends, family, and co-workers, please follow these 3 steps:
- click here or the red “join now” button below.
- edit the price to pay what you want (minimum $3.10 per name). You won’t be able to adjust the quantity, only the price. For example, if you are purchasing for 3 people, don’t change the quantity, but edit the price to a minimum of $9.30.
- Complete the purchase and send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and email addresses of your gift recipients. I will add them to the 31 Days list. You’ll receive a welcome letter to send to your recipients too.
Q: When do I receive my first gift?
December 1st the day after you sign up if it’s later than December 1st. If you join in December, you’ll find all prior gifts listed in your first email.
Q: How will my gift recipients know I sent them this as a gift?
Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll receive a welcome letter to share with them. It’s really important to let them know to expect emails from email@example.com or they may think it’s junk mail.
Q: Is there a deadline to join?
I recommend joining as soon as possible so you can start receiving gifts on December 1st, but you can register anytime in December and still have access to all 31 gifts.
Q: How do I access gifts I missed?
I’ll list all the gifts in each email with links so can go back to gifts you missed or ones you want to revisit.
Q: Do I need special login information or a password?
No. Everything will be delivered via email.
Q. I didn’t receive my first gift yet. Where is it?
Please check your promotions folder or spam folder. If you still don’t have it, please contact me and I will help.
Q: This isn’t a question, but I need help!
Great, I’m happy to help! email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentle reminders and joyful recommendations will guide you through December with wonder and simplicity. Use these gifts to engage in the best parts of your holiday experience.
31 Days of Gifts is closed until next year. See you in December, 2018!