Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas: Time for the Gift of Time

to do lists; traffic jams; credit cards; shop, shop, shop

Is this what the season feels like to you?

that sweater she won't like; that random gift certificate

Want another little push to re-examine your gift-giving habits?

Here's a short video from the Advent Conspiracy that you might find inspiring. The Advent Conspiracy suggests (among other things) that:
... Christmas should be a time to love our friends and family in the most memorable ways possible. Time is the real gift Christmas offers us, and no matter how hard we look, it can’t be found at the mall. Time to make a gift that turns into the next family heirloom. Time to write mom a letter. Time to take the kids sledding. Time to bake really good cookies and sing really bad Christmas carols.
[via Presentation Zen]


SueBK said...

This year we decided on a three-fold present system.
1. we each get $100 to spend on whatever we want after Christmas. This was my input 'cause I'm saving for my dream sewing machine.
2. we each get $20 to spend on each of the other two people in our family. The idea being to buy as many little things for $10 as possible. The Girl wanted presents under the tree, so this is our way of doing that without excessive spending, and hopefully without excessive clutter.
3. we each have to make a voucher for each of the others to do something for/with them; preferably to be redeemed during January.

Jeri Dansky said...

SueBK, thanks for writing; what a neat way of handling Christmas presents!