Yes…it’s that time again.
Decorated trees are already appearing in homes around the nation.
I’ve already heard Christmas music in a store.
The commercials are already bombarding us.
The BIG fight-for-what-you-want SALE DAY is almost here!
The must-have items are electronic.
The must-have TV is HUGE.
The must-have toys are Frozen themed.
I’ve already purchased a few Christmas gifts and I plan to finish my shopping during Thanksgiving break. However, this year we are scaling back a bit. With grown children and almost-grown grandchildren we are choosing “tokens of love” rather than trying to grant wishes or meet the needs of our own family. Let’s face it…our family members don’t really NEED anything.
Instead, we are increasing our charitable giving. We’ve always chosen an “angel” from the little tree at Craighead’s and purchased a few gifts for a needy child. This year we plan to do more and give more. I also have a couple of ideas of my own.
I encourage you to stop and think for a moment about those people in your own neighborhood, church, or community who will not have a “Merry Christmas” without your help. Please plan for their needs as you go about your shopping this season.