There are only a few days left to the longest and darkest night in which we solemnly celebrate the birth of light and hope for a better future. We wish for you to find under your Christmas trees fulfilled dreams, wrapped in health and happiness!
However, if you are still wondering about what to give to your close ones to make them happy, we have prepared some gift ideas for you – borrowed from our favorite authors.
„Pleasure is derived only from what is not needed.“
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
„Let every Bulgarian house have at least one Bulgarian book – a good book… It may be just one thing, but it may also become a relic. Because in its pages, in its letters and lines, drawn like black furrows, a live seed is placed; the wholesome germ of the love of books, of language, is buried.”
„How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . .“
„Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.“
„There is no friend as loyal as a book.“
„Your travel life has the aspect of a dream.“
„There is only one true form of wealth, that of human contact.“
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
So, we must always be prepared for the possibility that our presents might not be met warmly. Because us people are creatures full of oddities and as Terry Pratchett wrote:
„in a universe full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.”
Thankfully Christmas is a lot more than gift lists and material things. Let us enjoy this time of the year with lightness of heart and in good company!