“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
Sharing ideas and reflections here in hopes of passing along some holiday inspiration.
100+ Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers to Teens
Give real tools, out-of-the-ordinary experiences, even a giant Scrabble game. Over 100 suggestions to deepen connections and spark new ideas.
Resources for Simple Holiday Gifts & Fun
Dozens of resources including simplified holiday traditions, DIY gift-giving, and more.
Fighting Crazed Holiday Syndrome
Five tactics to de-stress the holidays, including Shun Those Voices and renounce How Does She Do It All Disease.
Do-Gooder Gifts: Personal As Well As Global
Clever ways to pair gifts to charity with a personal gift.
Our Worst Christmas Became Our Most Memorable Christmas
Heartwarming true story with despair, secrets, delight, and some poo.
What Do Your Gifts Say?
There’s meaning embedded in our gifts. We have certain intentions as we shop, wrap, anticipate giving, and finally offer the gift. Our efforts try to say something.
Do You Tell The Truth About Santa?
How to preserve delight in Santa without lying to your kids.
5 thoughts on “Hopeful, Helpful Holiday Links”
Just wanted you to know I finally have decided I hate the pregnant pauses when I ask what the kids want for Christmas and vice versa. Clearly, stuff is no the issue. Thanks for encouraging me to take a different path.
Wonderful helpful information!!
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Thanks for many interesting links. I’m this kind of person who gets crazy around Christmas, so I really appreciate any kind of help. I don’t know, for me, it’s the celebration of consumerism, Black Friday heavy stuff, that makes me sick. I wish I lived to see a day when everyone would be happy to share their time with families rather than shopping on Amazon to get dirt cheap stuff made in Asian sweatshops. But there are certainly good presents, I love old book stores and their collections, I love buying used stuff and improving it, making it shine more. This is how I tell my family that I care about them.
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Buying and improving used things is a great way to show love for your family and for the planet!