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Merry Consumas!
Merry Consumas!
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  • Michel Daw 4 years ago

    In order to minimize the shear numbers of gifts, we have instituted a selection hat. All of our children and their SOs are adults now, so each person can usually get whatever they want, when they want it. This way, one person becomes the focus of another in the family, and we can take the time to consider the right way of expressing our love for each other. Could help with the making of the gifts, if you selected then names early enough, say on the summer solstice (BBQ?). Cheers, and as always, keep up the good work.

  • Mark R 4 years ago

    Good ideas. I to recall an artist on PBS that was drawing his own card as an example of what others could do. The other problem with gift giving is it can make a person feel obligated. So it can make them feel bad about not giving when they don't have the time or energy to send a gift. For this reason I am kind of glad my parents gave up Christmas. My parents weren't JW's or 7th Day Adventists but they had some similarities. Of course there are things I like about Christmas though. See these really great Christmas displays! http://tinyurl.com/28j788r

  • Sam 4 years ago

    Enjoyed the article. I really like making gifts for people. It feels like I am giving them a part of who I am. I also like the fact that I am spending time thinking of this person as I create their gift.

  • DT Strain 4 years ago

    Good ideas Michel. Thanks for the link Mark. Agreed Sam :)

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