Christmas is a ‘getting stuff’ holiday, but at its most joyful it’s a ‘giving stuff’ one, too

by bindu bhagat


IImage credit by google

The Santa Claus Fund gives us all an opportunity to give something

 from that we get something, too: the joy of knowing we helped.

Last week, in preparation for Halloween, my youngest daughter, Mary, was helping me

dig through the holiday storage boxes to pull 

skeletons and spiders out from among the tree ornaments, 

 maple leaf flags and brightly coloured eggs.

“What’s your favourite holiday?” she asked, naturally enough.

She had her top tier already figured out. 

Easter, Halloween and Christmas, she said. These could be called the “getting stuff” holidays,