The holiday season is around the corner, which means, queue the overwhelming pressure of excess shopping, gifting, and an influx of holiday gift list guides! Giving gifts during the holiday season is always fulfilling, but the magic sometimes gets lost in the overabundance. This year, we encourage you to consider having an intentional holiday season, complete with intentional gift-giving.
What Exactly Is an Intentional Holiday Season?
An intentional holiday season invites you and your family to remove the pressure of over-the-top gift-giving and avoid over-committing to too many holiday events and parties.
By being intentional with your resources and time, the result is thoughtful, practical gifts and intentionally devoting your time and energy to quality time with friends and family where you can truly live in the moment, creating new memories. We really believe that less is more and being intentional can make for a very special holiday season.
Ways to Be Intentional When Gift-Giving With Kids
We totally get it, everyone wants to spoil and show their family members, nieces, grandkids, cousins etc how loved they are by showering them with gifts. While the intentions are always great, and gift-giving is an intrinsic part of the human experience, the reality is there ends up being a lot of waste and little ones can feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of new things they receive. For context, Zero Waste Canada tells us that “within 6 months of Christmas, only 1% of everything the average person buys is still in use, the other 99% has been discarded.”
To be intentional with gift-giving, consider the following options:
Do you plan on having an intentional holiday season this year?