encouragingforcing my kids to buy presents for their siblings with their own money. These are the people we do life with every day. They see us at our best and our worst. And I want my kids to know what it feels like to give to the ones they love the most (even if they won't admit it). I'm providing plenty of chores around the house to earn money so no one can say they don't have any.
- Making gifts for the special friends in our lives. They are going to get to choose 3 families and we are going to make them baskets of Christmas cheer. They will be involved in the shopping, baking, and delivering. I want it to be from them - not just me!
- A family service project. I'm not sure what this is going to look like yet, but serving someone else together as a family is something I've wanted to do for a while.
I would love to know some of the things your families do to change the focus from receiving to giving! Please share them in the comments!