Christmas Day is a holiday is celebrated over the world. Many homes have Christmas trees and other decorations in the weeks leading to Christmas Day. Festive activities include exchanging presents, singing Christmas songs, going to parties.
Christmas, a Christian holiday honouring the birth of Jesus, has advanced into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian and pagan traditions into the festivities.
Things to consider when buying Christmas Gifts
- Set a budget – If you know exactly how much you are going to spend this Christmas, then shopping becomes much easier. Don’t feel pressured by the media, the advertisements, or other people to spend more than you intend.
- Keep it simple – Part of releasing expectations is simplifying your Christmas season. If you over-schedule yourself with activities, shopping, and travel, you will be stressed and will miss out on the peace and beauty of the season.
- Begin with gratitude – Before you begin handing out the gifts and tearing in to them, take a moment to reflect on all of your blessings since last Christmas. Write them down. Look at all of the good you have in your life and be grateful.
- Buy gifts mindfully – Don’t purchase a gift just for the sake of having something to give. Buy something that is truly a gift for the recipient, something that lifts them up and makes them happy.