I love the Christmas season – I do (no matter what you’ve read on this blog.) 🙂
But I had to chuckle when my girlfriend told me about a Christmas gift tradition that she will soon start with her two children called the 3 gift rule. It goes like this: since Jesus got three gifts for his birthday, then her children will only be receiving three gifts each for Christmas. It looks like others share in this same tradition as well. And it’s not really about the money (well not for everyone). But it’s about teaching children the true meaning of Christmas and detracting from how materialistic it’s gotten. Besides, a lot of our children get so many things all year, this is not a form of ‘gift deprivation.’ I can’t wait to hear how it goes for her.
Here are some people who already practice this.
* Three Christmas Gifts
* Save money and simplify things by setting a limit on Christmas gifts
* Gifts of Three for Christmas
Do you have any Christmas gift traditions?