Saturday, November 29, 2008
the fine line of Christmas
I want Christmas to not be about presents because I don't want Lance to get greedy and think that Christmas is only about gifts, but it is hard because I LOVE to give gifts. There are five love languages, ways people show love, and mine is definitely giving gifts. I love finding the perfect gift for someone, it just makes me feel so good. I also love to find the perfect gift for someone else to give to their loved ones. I would love to be a personal gift shopper, I love the hunt for the perfect gift and I don't need to take credit for my work. It isn't always about buying the perfect gift, I love to make things too. Every year my mom likes to give the teachers at her school a small Christmas gift and since it could get really expensive we usually make something, well sometimes I do all the making, but I love it. One year we made snowmen pencils. Last year I think we made two types of candy corn. This year I am still trying to figure out what to make, I need to get on that. Well back to my original thought, I need to find a balance between consumerism and my love for giving gifts because I know I could go overboard. Fortunately I am limited by money and don't go overboard there, but still I need to make Christmas be more about Christmas and less about gift giving. Even in church, we are filling stockings for children from Mexico, which is great, but it is still about giving gifts and not necessarily about time and acts of service. Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, I need to remember to give things other than gifts to those I love and my community. Okay, this post has been totally random, too many thoughts moving around this morning.