Tag archives: gift giving

Something’s Got to Give
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   April 19, 2022

Although it has now become a somewhat ritualized procedure, particularly associated with Christmas and birthdays, the practice of gift-giving has a long and colorful history in our culture. According to a leading authority (St. Paul, quoting Jesus), “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Far be it from me to question anybody’s holy […]

Blessed To Receive – Part Two
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   September 5, 2019

Continuing the Ten Best Gifts Anybody Ever Gave Me: #6. AIRMAIL-EGGS In 1946, my family returned from an America, which, despite the war, had remained a land of abundance, to an England where “Austerity” prevailed for years after the war. One food in very short supply was fresh eggs. Our relatives in Canada knew about […]

Charitable Gift Planners Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Social gridlock reigned in the courtyard at the Lobero Theatre when the two-year-old Santa Barbara Council of Charitable Gift Planners, which helps increase community philanthropy through charitable gift giving, hosted its annual reception. Chapter president and Noozhawk columnist Rochelle Rose welcomed more than 50 guests, including Greg Gorga, Ellen Goodstein, Anais Pellegrini, Charles Caldwell, Karl […]