Notes From Motherhood: More Than Gifts?

The holidays are a big deal in my home. My eldest daughter knows she’s getting gifts. She loves getting gifts. Lately I’ve been wondering how to impart in her the spirit of the holidays rather than just the excitement from the potential loot she’s going to drag to her bedroom.

One way I’ve done this is by discussing why she is going to get presents before she can open any. I’m not sure this works, but it’s what my parents did!

How do you make sure your kids know the holidays are more about more than collecting presents?

Photo from CuddlesnGifts.com

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2 Responses to “Notes From Motherhood: More Than Gifts?”


  1. 1 Ashley Pettit December 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Make an experience. Decorate together, make cookies, emphasize spending time together.

  2. 2 BornFreeMom December 24, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I love it, Ashley. Put the emphasis on family time and togetherness. Thank you.


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