Wise Gifts

Buying gifts has become a huge (and sometimes heavy?) part of the celebration of Christmas. But is there a way to make this festive tradition a light-filled one as well? Here are my thoughts this year.

It started with the Wise Men. Well, sort of. When early Christian leaders made the decision to make the celebration of Christmas on December 25th, it was done to replace some of the “pagan” holidays that were already being celebrated. Gift giving was already a part of Saturnalia, a celebration by the Romans. So the Christians took the idea and tied it to the fact that the wise men who visited the baby Jesus brought gifts. Continue reading “Wise Gifts”