Holiday and shopping aren’t two words that necessarily go together. Our consumer-based culture makes them seem like an inseparable pair. The essence of holidays is all about sharing and celebration of love. Gift shopping is just one of the festive expressions. It certainly doesn’t define and epitomize the spirits of the festivities.
Love is priceless; a needed commodity that no money can buy. Material gifts are priced. Money can buy every single item in the window display. Many rich people are deprived of holiday spirits due to the lack of love in their lives. Many not so rich people are full of holiday spirits because they have abundant amount of love in their hearts. The purpose of gift shopping is to showcase love. If we have abundance of love in our lives, a simple “Happy Holidays!” or “I love you, darling!” is enough.
Although our consumer-base culture makes people sans gifts feel less than those, who don’t mind squandering their hard-earned money during the holiday seasons and showering their loved ones with material gifts; however, the truth of the matter is people sans shopping or gifts are not at all any less fortunate than those, who share and celebrate their love in a material way. The love kept in the heart can last longer than any material gift can.