The message to buy, buy, buy is everywhere and it really doesn’t even matter if it’s the holidays. In today’s world, it’s increasingly easy to fall prey to the mentality that more is better. Every holiday or special occasion, the media and advertisements encourage us to consume. However, when money becomes the central focus of giving, wants easily become confused with needs, and if you don’t have the money to play, you may feel isolated. Although “things” are nice, it can be stressful and discouraging knowing you simply don’t have the cash to spend on the people you love. Here’s the good news: the best gifts don’t have to cost you a penny, just a little bit of time.
Next time a special occasion rolls around, consider saying how you feel with a kind thought, rather than with impulse shopping. Think about it this way. Your grandchildren probably won’t remember that toy truck you bought them for their fifth birthday, but they can KNOW how much they are loved through small acts of kindness and compassion.
Words are one of the most powerful ways to show you care, and although it may be difficult to voice how you feel, writing it down is often much easier. More importantly, a gift can break, fall apart and age, whereas words only grow more cherished with time. So let your words show your loved ones how important they truly are! Even better, let your kids join in, and turn card making into family time. With SendOutCards you can create a heartfelt card with your own photos, including a fun family snapshot!
We’ve all heard the old adage that the best things in life are free. Showing someone you care certainly doesn’t have to be expensive. Start taking some stock in those words of wisdom. Money can’t buy happiness, but everyone could benefit from a kind word and caring thought.
Sharing how you feel is a priceless gift that will never depreciate in value.