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Published September 21, 2012, 09:01 AM

Areavoices: Thinking differently about Christmas gifts this holiday

Less than 100 days until Christmas. But what if this year we decided to think a little different about holidays?

By: Melissa Schmalenberger, Areavoices blogger, INFORUM

Yes….I said it, less than 100 days until Christmas. But what if this year we decided to think a little different about holidays? What would happen if we focused less on trying to buy the love of our family members and focus more on love and being together? Don’t get me wrong…I love getting a gift but chances are if you ask your children, friends or other family members what they got last year, they probably don’t remember. I know I don’t remember what I even gave my children. I had a conversation with someone who has a parent that gives experiences such as dance lessons and an in-law that gives lavish gifts. When they ask the child what they remember, it is always the experience and not the gift.

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