Monday, August 8, 2011
On the subject of presents
Christmas presents are a little different. Father Christmas gives them presents, and they will each get quite alot, but again, mostly small, handmade gifts. As well as these they will each get a main present, something more substantial. This year, P has informed me that Father Christmas will give her a bike.
I love to make their presents, and I love giving them things, but I am trying to teach them at the same time. We live in a consumerist society, where we are bombarded by messages telling us we need more stuff, that our lives are incomplete without bigger and better stuff. I want the girls to learn that this is not true, that we don't need a whole heap of material possessions to be fulfilled, and that the love with which presents are given is the most important thing.