When we moved into this house 3 years ago, our neighbors made us feel really welcomed. They came over and introduced themselves, and made us feel like if we needed help with anything, all we had to do is ask. It was great to know that the block that I live on has such community. So my first Christmas at this house, I gave each of my friendly neighbors a box of chocolates as a thank you for welcoming us to the neighborhood. The tradition has stuck and now every year, at Christmas time, I've been continuing to give them chocolate. The neighbors have reciprocated with giving us goodies back. This morning, I received home baked Italian cookies. Yum. And a cake from a local bakery.