"The Holiday Rush."
"I just got to get through the holidays."
"I'm running outta time to do all my shopping."
How many of these phrases do we casually hear and simply associate with the holiday season?
Many of us are struggling and scrambling to check off gift lists and the stress can overpower the magic of the holidays, the magic of spending time with loved ones, of reflecting on our year whether good or bad, and of being thankful for what we do have. Gift giving has become more like a ritual or chore that you must do with checking off yet another to-do list.
Here we would like to offer a different perspective, one that may help alleviate the stress and the anxiety that we, as a culture, may have built around gift giving.