Spend Time Over Money for Christmas

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Spend Time Over Money for Christmas

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Abagail McKnight, Senior

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The holidays are about spending time just as much, if not more so, than money on gifts. Here are some thoughts and tips for prioritizing time over money this year.

1. You don’t always have the chance to spend time with family.
It can be almost impossible to get the whole family together sometimes because of everyone’s busy schedules, so I often miss them a lot. During the holidays is the perfect time for family gatherings because everyone has off work and school.

2. You can catch up with family and rekindle memories you’ve shared together.
My family and I bond together by laughing over embarrassing old photo albums and taking turns sharing stories of past times during dinner. It’s nice catching up after a long time apart.

3. Gifts are often unappreciated, and some people don’t have the money to buy gifts for everyone.
I’ve noticed a lot of people regifting things that someone put a lot of effort into getting for that specific person just because they have no use for it or it’s too cheap. Or the reason could be because sometimes people don’t have enough money to go out and buy gifts, so they must give away something special of theirs just to be able to get someone something.

4. You only have Christmas once a year, so make it count!
You can give out gifts for any occasion, but you can’t always get together with family and just have fun and relax. Some families only see distant relatives during the Christmas holiday.

5. Giving thanks and appreciating the people in your life.
Christmas is a great time to appreciate the people in your life that helped get you through the year and end it by reflecting on the positive things that happened this year.