Why have we Americans strayed so far from celebrating the true reason for the season every year? I think something's gotta give:
(from Advent Conspiracy)
Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? Makes you want to change something, right?
This year I went home to spend a few days with my mom cooking and baking and crafting. We had so much fun together, and we came away with dozens of adorable and yummy gifts to give away this Christmas (roasted pecans, snickerdoodles, decorated candles, hot chocolate mix.)
Brent and I plan on giving these as gifts and donating some money to Living Water International.
What do you think? Is any of this something you could, would, or are doing? Do you think it will feel weird to give your friends and family smaller gifts? (And will they appreciate them as much?) What are some ways that we can Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All? Please share any ideas, insight, or experiences you have; I'm still trying to figure it out myself.
Update: Check out this article about alternatives to traditional gift-giving.
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