Monday, December 15, 2008

Tis the Season

A few months ago, we decided to do Christmas different this year. We decided to go against the commercialism that is driven down our throats and taught to us at early ages. It's been coming for a while, but this year, in our attempt to simplify and declutter, it seemed the perfect time for a change. We are going very light on the gifts. We informed our family we would not be exchanging gifts with everyone this year. We decided to exchange a few amongst ourselves.

To keep our minds centered and focused on the true meaning of Christmas Day, we are going to open our little gifts on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will be a day to reflect on Christ's love for us, the true gift of Christmas, and to be together and deliver homemade candy treats to our neighbors and friends.

I am very excited about our "new" Christmas. It already feels good... in many ways. Americans (just Americans) spend 450 billion EACH year on Christmas. Can you even really wrap your brain around that amount of money? hmmmmmmmmm.....

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