Sunday, December 2, 2007


Here's a wonderful blog post about simplifying Christmas.

We just don't need so much STUFF! We are drowning in it. And I LOVE her take on gift cards. I refuse to participate in gift card exchanges. A gift should be thoughtful, not just a money exchange.

And for good measure, here's a good one about hospitality.


Bobbie said...

I've always felt the same as you but since I'm old(er now I can't get around like I used to and so the cards are my salvation. I do hope the recipients enjoy them as they are heartfelt even though they are no longer hand made or hand shopped.

Gina said...

Oh, Bobbie, of course there are always exceptions!

My husband's cousins all decided a few years ago to stop giving gifts and a just give all the kids gift cards. It's ludicrous. We see these people once a year. They don't KNOW our kids and we don't know theirs, but they MUST exchange gifts. It's silly. I refused to participate, but my mother in law actually buys their kids gift cards from US! The whole thing is icky.

I'm sure the recipients of your gift cards are very appreciative. My comment is more about the mercenary commercialism going on with people who don't even know you, but must have a gift anyway.

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Hannah's Mom said...

Sorry Gina about deleting my comments. I must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. :) This is a subject that I feel passionate about and therefore, should stay clear of. hehehehe

On that note... Gift Cards are great Bobbie. They give those who cant always get out (like you were saying) an anvenue of feeling a part of giving. (If that makes sense?) You are such a warm hearted person!!

You two have a fabulous day!!!