Do you have a hard time determining what to give your children for Christmas? You are not alone. People tell me it’s getting harder every year. I recall being very impressed with my little toy truck, when I was a youngster. Not so much today. The affluence around us causes our children to expect increasingly greater material gifts. It’s time to go retro.
Try things that involve time, not money. Do things together. It may be hard at first, because we’re not used to it. Play some “old fashioned” games like Monopoly or Chutes and Ladders. What about cards? Who does that anymore? It can be very educational, and the participants actually look at each other. Think of something to build together. Literally, the sky is the limit. The point is that you are spending time rather than money. You may have to think about this and use your creativity, but give it a try. This Christmas, I am planning to give the gift of time.
Don’t get involved in the competition of who can give the most amazing gift. That’s already been done. God has given us the gift of his Son, and we can never top that. Take time to worship and thank him for that gift of eternal life through Jesus.
Have a blessed Christmas,
Tim Miesner, Principal