How to Put Boundaries on Greedy Christmas Expectations

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and maybe, a little greedy? If your girl is anything like other kids, the endless supply of toy catalogues and gift guides might have her Christmas list looking more like a store inventory list and less like a realistic wish list.  

This Christmas season, consider adopting a spirit of modesty when it comes to family gift-giving. Some families find great success with the four-gift rule—a want, a need, a clothing item, and a book to read.  

Teaching your girl the art of gift giving can be a great exercise in generosity, budgeting, and setting realistic expectations. With the saved money, you may even be able to donate to the needy in your area! 2 Corinthians says “God loves a cheerful giver” and that gift-giving should come from the heart. 

2 Corinthians 9:7

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American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.