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I can’t believe it, but the holiday shopping season is upon us: I’m seeing holiday deals in my inbox already and it’s not even November! A lot of you might agree that holiday gift giving has lost some of what made it special in the past, and the expectation of material goods has gotten out of hand. Just google Walmart + Black Friday + injury for some of the worst.
But despite negative news, there is something really special about getting together and giving loved ones gifts that have meaning. So before you get anything to just check someone off your to-do list, take a moment to model thoughtful giving for your children, family and community. Give them a gift that will last.
Experiences create the memories that bond us.
Consider taking loved ones on a local adventure, a music show, committing to an exercise routine with the kids , learning a family recipe , or even just setting up time for a special day with just the two of you. This can be inexpensive for your pocketbook, and rich in meaning.
Education is also a gift that lasts a lifetime.
For youngsters in your life, how about a set of blocks for your little engineer, science experiments they can do with friends and have a sleep over. How about teaching a love for music? Try gifting a product that will start by building on the classics.
Whatever their passion as a young learner, stoke those coals!!
Your gift to them could not only last a lifetime, but positively influence their community!
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Thank you for reading!