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11/27/2006

WHAT SHOULD YOU GET FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING?

What should you get for the person who has everything? Nothing.

So why don't we give them that this Christmas?

Seriously. What is it that keeps us from giving nothing to people who have everything...and people who have enough?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Shawn said...

Please feel free to get me nothing for Christmas Shaun, I have more than enough.

11/27/2006  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

I get them something anyway. A donation to Samaritan's Purse or Compassion International in their honor. They know I'm honoring them at Christmastime, and more importantly, it's giving something to someone who desperately needs it.

Beth

11/27/2006  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

So how do you sponsor a child through Compassion in their honor? Do they then make the payments every month ($32) or do you do that for them or how's that work? Curious.

SG

11/27/2006  
Anonymous laura said...

Go to www.samaritanspurse.com and shop in the Christmas gifts catalog. That's a great thing to give someone who has everything.

11/28/2006  
Anonymous noelle said...

World Vision has a catalog too.

11/28/2006  
Anonymous keith said...

The act of giving can be an expression of love or gratitude regardless of the existence of a need. I struggle every year trying to figure out what to give my parents, because I love them and enjoy showing it through giving. It doesn't have to cost much. For those who have everything, I often find myself giving works of art, usually a cd or some work from my photos.

11/29/2006  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Good idea, keith. We make all our presents...well, our kids do. Hope you like macaroni and glitter, mom.

11/29/2006  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

I don't sponsor a child for them for the year, I simply donate extra money in their honor for the child they already sponsor or to the general fund. Compassion always does Christmas gifts for their children and asks for extra funds toward that end.

As for handmade gifts, they are the best. We buy an ornament each year for each of our children and they will be able to decorate their own trees when the time comes. I get to keep all the ones they've made over the years for our tree and they are my very favorite. All the photos, stickmen, snow men, etc. are priceless to me and my husband.

Beth

11/29/2006  
Blogger Cristy said...

Me too, Beth. Even though my kids are teenagers, they love it that I still put that paperplate/cottonball angel and the puzzle-piece Christmas wreath on the tree. : )

As a tradition, we let our children purchase an ornament each year to put on the tree, and they will receive those for their tree when the time comes.

When I was a little girl, we got out the styrofoam, glitter, glue, cotton balls, etc and made Christmas ornaments at Grandma & Poppy's. I really miss those days...

11/30/2006  

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