Another Way to Give This Holiday Season

by Joanna Pineda Posted on December 24, 2008

This holiday season, we are encouraged to “give our time, not gifts.”  I applauded the sentiment but then wondered just what it means to give time.  Here are some ways I have found:

I have a 4-year old so I have to admit that this Christmas, I am giving him a bunch of “stuff.”  Yes, there are a lot of Thomas trains under our tree.  The magic of this season, however, is that my entire family is together.  And this year, I’m hosting the Christmas Eve dinner for the first time ever!

Happy Holidays to you all!  I hope that your holiday is safe, warm, happy and full of family and friends.  Oh yeah, I hope you get that one thing you want most.  Now back to my cooking and baking.

2 replies on “Another Way to Give This Holiday Season”

Joanna, such a nice post about non-money gift giving ideas. I think so often the focus on money and gift-giving can be so distracting. Your ideas are perfect for creating the kind of sentiment and meaning that many of us seek not just during the holidays but in our lives, period. Thank you for sharing.

It’s wonderful that your whole family can be together for the holidays! Also, I love the idea of giving time, not gifts. Thanks for the great list of ideas!!

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