Tuesday, January 3, 2012

4 Gifts

Even though it's January, I'm still thinking about Christmas. So I'm just doing a short post here, with a link and an observation.

And this is what I think: most children (certainly not all) get too many presents at Christmas. And some barely have time to register what the gift is, before they go on to rip open another one.

Getting too many things doesn't make a child feel loved. In my experience, it usually does the opposite and makes them insecure and envious for what they didn't get. And spoiled. No one likes a spoiled child. And spoiled children grow up to be entitled adults. It's not a good way to be. To live.

I like this blog and the ideas she expresses in this post:

In the post above, I think it's perfect that each child gets only 4 gifts, (plus stockings):
1) something they want
2) something they need
3) something to wear
4) something to read

Yes, we did do Santa in our house when our kids were growing up but if I had to do it all over, I think we'd do things differently. After all...Santa is what he really stands for, the spirit of love.

That's my opinion. Peace out.


Carolina girl said...

I so agree with this! I met a lady on my mission who only gave three gifts to each of her children at Christmas, representing the gifts from the wisemen to the Savior. I have always loved that idea. Our girls only got three gifts this year, and they are as happy as they can be. I think we have a new tradition. :)

Susan said...

That's an excellent idea, and so meaningful too.

Lily said...

Totally agree. They all get what they want & need all year anyway. Nothing too special about Christmas anymore.

Lindsay and Mike said...

Love it!