I think you’ll really enjoy this post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors blog, written by Author Stephanie Stamm. Happy Holidays everyone!
In this season of stockings hung by the chimney, presents under the tree, and multitudes of ads telling us just what we need to buy for our loved ones or to ask them to buy for us, it can be easy to get caught up in trying to purchase the perfect Christmas. We ask our children to make Christmas lists, and we want to give them as many of the things they want as we can. We search for just the right presents, and we agonize over our choices (see Jennifer Flaten’s post on gift-giving anxiety here.) And many of us go into debt and spend the rest of the year paying off those Christmas purchases.
Some of that is understandable. We want to give things to the people we love. We express that love in a shower of presents.
But the overwhelming emphasis…
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