Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hunker Down for the Holidays
We figured out a while back that we didn't have to go crazy on gifts for our children. We decided there was something wrong when our kids asked for 3 items and we went out and bought 10. What were we teaching them - that what they wanted wasn't enough?? That a great Christmas meant getting more than they could even have fathomed?? So we gradually cut back. My kids are older now - two are in college, so the gift buying is fairly easy. They still do not ask for much, if anything, so we try to get them something they will really like and a few things that they actually need. I hope that its a lesson learned that Christmas is not really about the gifts. It is about family and truly being thankful for all you have and embracing that so long ago God sent his only son that whosoever believes, would not perish. Now, that is a gift that means something.
That was not really what my intention was when I logged on here - I really just wanted to say that from Black Friday thru Cyber Monday you can get 10% off your order in my Etsy shop, http://.www.etsy.com/shop/3Heartwings Just use the coupon code 2thankful.
Happy shopping and remember less is more.