This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints.
I get overwhelmed at all the gifts my daughter receives at Christmas. I’m sure she does too. I’ve watched her move from unwrapping one gift to the next without pausing to register what she had just unwrapped. I’ve also seen her struggle to decide which new toy to play with, only to give up and play with a box or wrapping paper.
Last year my husband and I started a tradition of less is more when it comes to Christmas gifts. We gave our daughter only two gifts.
One gift from us.
One gift from Santa.
Both toys are still among her favourites. I love that either could easily last long enough to be played with by her children and grandchildren.
We’ll be continuing our less is more tradition this Christmas, and will extend it to other aspects of Christmas. We’re planning less travel and less and simpler food.
Could your Christmas benefit from a little ‘less is more’?