I have always been a giver. I love finding, or making, gifts that I think will make people feel special and loved. I like to think about each person individually. I really like to give sentimental gifts, though it seems to become more difficult the older that people get.
Gifts are not about an obligation. I don’t buy gifts because someone tells me to. I do it because I want to. I want to see the joy the person has as they open the gift. I do it because I enjoy doing it, not because I feel obligated in any way. I feel like obligation takes the joy out of giving and what is the point in that?
Christmas, to me, is about giving. Whether it is giving gifts or giving your time to someone you love or someone in need. It isn’t about a price tag or obligation. I love hearing stories about strangers helping strangers and the way the Christmas spirit takes over; like last year when we were so very blessed by a few strangers which you can read about here —> The Christmas Spirit. It reminds me how much good there is in the world despite the constant outpour of negativity in the media. There is just something about Christmas that makes people kinder.