It’s Not All About the Gifts

By Gaby Smith

“What do you want for Christmas?” I’ve heard this question every year since I can remember.

My answers went from Barbie’s Dream House to a new vacuum cleaner.

It’s funny how things change. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realized, it’s not all about the gifts (although it may be challenging to get out of this mindset).

My family is a family of gift-givers. We all have that primary love language of gifts, so not accepting or giving a gift is almost an insult.

Although you are hustling when it comes to finding that perfect gift for your child or your spouse, know that the birth of Christ in near, not the next sale. Let’s not forget that.

We have four weeks to prepare for the little baby that changed our world forever. This is one of our prime responsibilities as Catholic parents. We need to be a constant reminder for our young ones what Christmas is all about.

So, when your child asks for the next gaming system or doll, do your best to remind them of the reason for the season. That reason is Christ.

What are some ways you talk to your children about Christ’s birth?



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