The Joy of Giving

This past weekend, my husband and I took our big kids on separate shopping trips to buy a gift for the other sibling (we decided not to include the baby in the gift exchange since he won’t remember it). Together we brainstormed a few ideas, discussed stores to visit, and helped them stick to a budget. It was such a fun, memorable experience, seeing brother and sister delight in finding the “perfect” gift for their sibling, then bounding home to excitedly wrap their gift with care. Both were ecstatic about their selection, waxing on to each other about how excited they were for them to open it come Christmas morning. 
This Berenstain Bear book covers much of the same context; buying gifts for others and delighting in this season of giving, all the while recognizing that the magic of Christmas encapsulates so much more than one day of presents. 

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