There are so many different camps you can land in when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Just with gift-giving…
- Some set an equal budget for each child.
- Others give gifts generously.
- Several give just three gifts because that’s what the wise men did.
- A few give no gifts at all.
- Others stick to the four-gift rule: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.
- Still some give one gift to charity for every gift they buy their kids.
It makes me wonder if there is a wrong way and a right way to approach giving gifts to your kids. Are you spoiling your kids if they get too many… or is it a form of child-abuse if you don’t give enough?
How do you know?
With so many different ways to celebrate, do you ever feel like you have to “explain” your rationale as to which camp you subscribe? Is there guilt attached to your decision? What about pride?
Can you keep Jesus at the center and still give generously or hang lights? Are you wrecking your kids if you don’t find time to serve in a soup kitchen?
Are you missing the boat if you don’t do an advent calendar? Is one better than another?
Are you able to acknowledge Santa without criticism? Or do others judge you because you choose to be honest about the man in the red suit?
Ugh. All the talk of rights and wrongs drives me nuts.
Well for what it’s worth, I think…
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