So, here are my thoughts about gift-giving at Christmas; I believe in giving gifts for all ages. Yesterday when I was talking with a co-worker, she asked if I had received any gifts for Christmas? My answer was yes. She was surprised because she knew that my husband and I were alone for Christmas. She then asked if we still give each other gifts for Christmas? I again said yes. She replied that she and her husband stopped giving each other gifts long ago. And this is why I want to explain my thoughts on giving gifts.
At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The birth of Jesus was a gift from God. And to show our acceptance of this gift, we are to give others gifts likewise. That doesn’t have an age limit. People say, including my husband, well we buy what we want when we want it, we don’t need anything. Buying gifts isn’t just buying what you want. We didn’t ask God to give us his only son; He gave him to us because he wanted a relationship with us, and to have that relationship, we needed Jesus. There is way more to it than that, but for this article, I hope you understand the condensed version. Giving a gift to someone who buys everything they want is tricky; you have to know the person. And that’s the point when God gave us his only son; that wasn’t easy. It was well thought out. It brought joy, happiness, and everlasting life to man. And that’s what we are to give when we buy gifts. Well, just the joy and happiness part.
My husband and I make each other a list, and we pretty much stick to the list each year, but we don’t buy the whole list. Even though I know what I’m getting is from my list, it still creates joy and happiness because he took the time to buy the gift for me. And it’s fun to see which things I got from my list.
I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on the reason for gift giving. I would love to hear your thoughts. Would you please leave me a comment? Changes are coming for the new year!