Letters From Leton: What You Can Really Give at Christmas

Well, we are entering the home stretch to the holidays. Less than two weeks to Christmas!

Some of you have likely finished shopping (my wife has). Some of you have not (me).

During this time it can be easy for us to focus on things.

Now, that is ok and just a part of the Christmas that we live in today.

As you rush around finishing shopping, attending events, or planning your family trip, I would encourage you to ask yourself one question – What can you give at Christmas that will live through the years?

Many years ago my uncle was out of work. He was a bit of a Curmudgeon (think of an Appalachian Grinch).

When my father – his brother – inquired as to what Christmas gifts his two nieces were getting, the answer was a gruff “nothing”.

Now, our family had little resources – in fact Christmas was about the only time we got toys and such, but magically on Christmas morning my two cousins each got a new doll.

Fast forward over fifty years, and these two ladies still have those dolls in their original boxes! A thoughtful gift was made at Christmas which resonated through time and further developed a very special bond between my dad and his nieces.

There will be lots of good things you do during the Holidays. If you have an open mind and an open heart, something will come up that you can do for another that will last forever.

You just need to be open to “What you can really give at Christmas”.

– Leton

“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.