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The True Meaning Of Christmas Isn't Gift Wrapped
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.
Let me preface this article and my main argument about why gifts are problematic by saying that I genuinely love Christmas. Despite not being a Christian, I've grown up with and embraced the secular aspects of this holiday, and it is easily my favorite time of the year. However, the inundation of presents and the expectations that go along with them turn a lovely holiday into a big jumble of stress. There's a lot to love about Christmas. I'm fortunate that I live in a city that gets really decorated for the season, and we usually get enough snow for a "white Christmas.
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Actually it has been fun to watch Bria this year. She has several little presents in boxes under the tree for us…I know she made a moracca out of a toilet paper tube, hair bands and paperclips for Joel. She is so dang excited about those things. I love the notes he writes! Wish I had a scanner too. I remember when I used to write notes to Santa and put them in my stocking. Looks like Conner is really learning quickly the reason for the seaon.
The warm air that fills the house, the tasty food, and the good company. The way the presents crinkle as you unwrap them. Sentiment that fills your heart as you look back on old memories. Music that brings cheer and the way the lights on the tree twinkle against the shiny ornaments. Among these wonderful feelings, we forget to give thanks, and appreciate all that we have. Many people will never know what it is to be orphaned at a young age because of disease and lack of medical attention. A lot of us unwrap the next present without a single worry regarding our survival.