Originally Posted by Stitchawl
<snip>That sounds like a very nice custom! Is it usual where you live?
Sadly no. The Custom was more in common when I was little and the town was mostly rural and small. I returned many years later and now the rural town is mostly a city with pockets of agricultural land. There are only about five of us close together that do this by me. I have neighbors that bring my garbage cans in when I am at work and we invite each other over when we have family get-to-gethers. They exchange Christmas gifts with my parents also plus we bring home plates of dessert from our parents to share, especially when it is a favorite by one of the moms or aunts.