Gift giving isn’t bad. On the contrary, gift giving is a beautiful opportunity to try to express our love in a tangible way. But we’ve been trained by our culture and the media to believe that gift giving is about stuff. And that stuff brings happiness. It doesn’t. And as soon as we pile up the gifts under the tree and train our children to begin to think that way, we plant the seed for deep rooted dissatisfaction in their lives. Gift giving should be just as much about showing love as learning the language of appreciation. And when there’s too much piled up, it’s hard to appreciate anything with sincerity. Less is more. I promise.
Pop on over to Corpus Christi Moms Blog to gather some alternative ideas to piling up toys under the Christmas tree this year.