The best Christmas gifts are the ones that can be used daily; they add true value to your life. One of my favorite gifts that I received this year was from my mom. She's always gone all out for Christmas and this year was no exception. She gave us a porch swing and patio furniture for, what I like to call, our stoop. We live in an old church building, and unfortunately, there aren't a lot of options to make the outside attractive or welcoming or even cute. Thankfully, my mom helped in this area, and because of her generous gift, our stoop is what I look forward to each (sort of) warm evening we've had so far. My home seems bigger now, with another area to enjoy and love.