Hi Gorgeous Ones.
I hope all is beautiful in your world...and in your hearts.
With Christmas right around the corner...I wanted to share with you something that's always heavy on my heart this time of year.
As we all know...from birth, kids are taught about Santa & that if "you're good all year"...Santa will come. And if not...he won't.
What kids are not taught, for the sake of believing of course...is that Santa is Mommy & Daddy, and if Mommy & Daddy have had a rough year...no matter how good they are...Christmas will be a much smaller celebration.
It always breaks my heart to picture these sweet little angels, waiting for Santa to come, only to wake up to a few tiny presents...if any at all.
They don't understand what they did wrong & why their little neighbor friends & kids at school...all got more.
I heard this little story & wanted to share it with all of you.
Whether you're the parent who's had a tough year (like most people have), or know someone who has...this is a perfect way to make Christmas a little less heartbreaking.
I heard a woman saying that ever since her kids were little she started a tradition of only 3 gifts per child.
If times were good that year...they were awesome gifts, & if times were a little harder...they were small. But no matter what...3 gifts.
And her reasoning..."If it was good enough for Jesus...it is good enough for my kids."
You see, even Jesus himself...only received 3 gifts. And NO ONE is better than him.
I LOVED this story I thought it was a great message to pass on & definitely one to implement. No matter how your Christmases of the past have been...it's never too late to start a new tradition.
Christmas really isn't about presents at all, but to a child...it's everything.
So...please pass this on to all the parents you know who are worried about a "small" Christmas this year & if you're able...please donate to any kids you can. Bobby & I just donated 7 brand new bikes, and are working on many more gifts to share.
THAT to me...is the best way to celebrate Christmas!
And just for fun...
I'd love to read your grown-up Christmas Lists!
Feel free to link-up & add them here for you to share with your family & friends as well!
Santa will never know what you want...if you don't tell him!
You add so much joy to my life & I couldn't love or appreciate you more.
Thank you for being here & for being...YOU!
And Because I Love You So...Here you go!