The Giving Sack: A New Holiday Tradition


11 weeks until Christmas. Are you team wait until 12/23 to start shopping for your loved ones in a panicked frenzy? Team begin shopping early and have completed by October? Or a mix of the two?

My biggest pet peeves during the holiday – pictures on social media of piles of gifts and the never ending question of “What did you get this year?” For me, the emphasis has never been on material items and I love encouraging my kids to find joy from the traditions and time not what is under the tree.

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