Great message for Christmas Amagard. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
I'll be trying that gift thing out next year. It's a great idea!
I have been reading a good article about gift making on zeit.de ( article in German ).
First of all this article mentions that gift making in former times has been some sort of insurance to avoid shortages. If one was lucky while hunting or had a good harvest he gave away goods to neighbors. Also simply because in former times it was not easily possible to keep a lot of goods ( especially food ) for a long time. In return everyone expected to get the same from his neighbors when he was unlucky and they were lucky enough to possess a sufficient amount of goods.
Making a gift means to give something to someone without expecting anything in return - short term. Of course: we do expect something in return long term. Nevertheless, there has to be a sufficiently long break between giving away and receiving to experience this exchanges as making a gift rather than a simple deal.
Studies show that making gifts makes happy and also is good for the health, like lowering blood pressure.
In that sense: Merry Christmas !
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deanhills on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:51 pm
Merry Christmas to you too. May the blessings of Christmas be with you and your family.
jestoy0514 on Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:27 pm