Kids and Gifts
The anticipation and excitement tinged with the joy that appears in the child’s eyes as he stands in front of his parents and in his hands is the list in which he personally wrote his wishes and wishes for Christmas gifts. Excitement and joy when the long-awaited day finally comes.
The bells sounded and the living room door slowly opened, a Christmas tree sparkling and gifts from underneath. Music, the spark of joy in the child’s eyes when he finds the gift box and inside it the train he always dreamed of.
Celebrating Christmas with the kids can be one of the best experiences ever. Even for adults, the festive days retain the same magic, and we regain the joy that we might lose with life’s ups and downs.
Yet many families have now transformed Christmas from a celebration of love into a festival of shopping and a game of consumption and extravagance. This also applies to all other holidays.
We find heaps of gifts, even among very young children, that will not benefit them and they will not do anything with them, and everyone is busy with himself and the hills of gifts he carries. The shared feeling of the feast and the collective celebration fades into just the backdrop for this buying “rabies”.