Monday, December 5, 2011

the Christmas decision.

I've made a Christmas decision.

Every gift I give is going to be 1 of 2 things:
1) homemade
2) something I already own that I know the receiver likes

In this way, I'm forcing myself to be generous and give away stuff that I like and would really rather keep,
saving money,
giving away time instead of money with homemade gifts that required my time, 
and fighting the commercialization of Christmas.

I'm pretty excited about it.
If you receive a half empty bottle of lotion from me for Christmas, don't be surprised.
no, but really.

p.s. Siler, my 3-year old nephew keeps calling Christmas "God's birthday," and saying things like this, 
"For God's birthday, I would really really like this toy."