Trim Your Shopping List
Giving gifts at Christmas can be a beautiful way to remember God's gift of his Son to the world. It's very easy, though, for gift-giving to become an obligation or a competition. Review your list and consider who you most want to give a gift to. You don't have to forget the others on your list, just replace the gift with something that feels appropriate-- a handwritten card, a phone call, or an invitation to spend time together.