Read this blog then come back for my thoughts…
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Ok, now wasn’t that an eye opener? I mean, we know this, but we’re just sucked up inside this holiday tradition.
– we spend way too much in seasons of Christmas
– we buy people stuff that WE like but THEY don’t need.
– we feel guilty for not buying people presents
– we even feel annoyed for receiving gifts with lesser value than the gifts you gave!
Commercialism on Christmas season simply sucks. I mean, really sucks. We lost it. This is not supposed to be. Giving generously is fine. But obliged, guilt-driven, price-tag focused giving is not. Sadly, this is Christmas now a days.
So, friends, it’s ok if you’re not giving us gifts this Christmas, you don’t have to feel guilty about it. We, however, sincerely thank those who gave and sure appreciates whatever you gave. We’re giving away simple gifts this Christmas to some friends — but will not to others. That doesn’t mean we don’t love you, we simply want to save and wouldn’t want to spend a lot this Christmas.
The best way to celebrate this season is to be with the family, worshiping Jesus for who he is — a God who decided to be a man on Christmas morning in his love for us all.