Gifts are Love

Printable gift-tags and bows in assorted colors

My 3 year old son has more than once said he loves Grandma, Mommy, & Daddy because we buy him things!  I don’t think he is spoiled.  I don’t think we BUY him too much.  I was mildly disgusted until I thought about it for a while.  Giving gifts has been around since the beginning of mankind.  People give gifts to show appreciation, generosity, and caring.  That is love isn’t it?  The more I think of it the more I think his little innocent mind got it right.

It is all us adults who try to minimize the importance of gifting around the holidays.  So gift away!  And remember you don’t always have to buy something to give a gift.  Gifts can be many different things including your time, handmade items, and used things.  Gifts don’t always need to be store bought.

On that note, if you are in need of some bows and/or gift tags check these out!  I have created unique AND free printable PDF bows and gift tags in assorted holiday colors.  Just click on this link: Gift-tags and Bows


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  1. Aww… Honestly I kind of like people who buy me things too :-) , just kidding! I agree giving is not just about buying. I personally love it when people spend time with me to teach me something.

  2. We are not very religious, and therefore I feel that this holiday and the season around it really is about celebrating generosity. The generosity of giving time to our friends and family, to giving gifts when we are able to those we care about, or giving to strangers who are in need. I want to raise Simon with a sense of gratitude, and I want him to know that his Mumma and Daddy do buy him things, not because we have to, but because it brings us joy to provide for him. We will also teach him as he gets older the importance of sharing our generosity with others in simple but meaningful ways. Whether we get a present for a child on the angel tree at the mall, or go to a soup kitchen and offer our time.

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