I Do Not Celebrate The Commercialization of Christmas
Not much has changed. I still only give love, nothing materialistic.
As a child, I enjoyed waking up on Christmas morning to race to the tree to see what “Santa Claus” brought me. As I got older, the amount of gifts dwindled as did my spirit for the holiday. I wasn’t taught the true meaning of Christmas and therefore believed that it was all about the gifts. By my teen years, once I began working and was able to participate in the gift giving, I tried to regain my happiness for the season by giving to others but I was met by unhappiness at the fact that I didn’t “go all out” for their present. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I had a chance to reinvent how I celebrated the holiday. Seeing the smiles on my Babies faces was all the gift that I needed as my children were satisfied with any and everything I ever…
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