If you ask me, the holiday season has become way too materialized. The whole meaning of the holiday season has been lost to commercialism and greed. Kids and adults sit, glued to the television, wide-eyed, while the latest must-have-gadgets flash before their eyes, subliminally saying "You can not live without me." Cha-ching. Retailers are laughing at how easily swayed we are.
My family cut back on presents a few years ago. Fortunately, we all have everything. We were all so stressed out trying to come up with the perfect gift. Finally, someone said, "Let's just stop this madness." We still get each other a little something, a token really. A gourmet box of chocolates, a favorite bottle of wine...You get the picture. Having removed the focus off of gifts, the focus has been shifted onto our blessings: the gift of family, the gratitude of a warm home, a delicious meal and the knowing that we live in light and love.
What do you do so that the true meaning of the holiday season does not get lost in the madness?