This post is sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.
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FREE Christmas Cookie Tags + The Truth About Gift Giving
C’mon, Florida, 80 degrees again? Sometimes it’s hard for this Florida mom to get into the holiday spirit. The stress, the entertaining, the travel, the CHAOS. But it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And we do it, for our kids. I want to set a good example and help them remember the real reason for the season – a spirit of giving over receiving.
But let’s be honest, because it’s the holidays.
Want to know the real truth about gift giving this time of year? Read on. Plus grab your FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable as we dive into our favorite family Christmas tradition…served with a side of humble pie. Holiday vibes only, parents. Holiday vibes only.
The Truth About Gift Giving
Gift giving isn’t always easy. I wish I could say that giving is second nature to my kids. But the truth is, they need to be reminded and reminded often that the holidays aren’t all about them and presents. Replacing that “ego” driven millennial mindset requires strong actions and good parenting. It’s not enough to tell them to give. I have to plant roots. I have to lead by example.
Gift giving for me, on the other hand, is my jam. Finding the perfect gift – whether it’s for my kids, my family or my friends – and watching their reactions, it really gives me so much joy. But let’s face it. If I went and bought a gift for every single person I know – my bank account would be in BIG trouble. I learned recently from SunTrust that the pressure to spend during the holidays is high, especially on gifts. But some of the best gifts don’t need a heavy price tag to be perfect. It’s time to slow down the holidays. Keep it simple, humble and baked with love.
If food is my love language, then Christmas cookies are my song. Cookie giving is one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions. When everything is rush, rush, rush, baking cookies reminds me to slow down and enjoy the season. With my kids in the kitchen, we mix, measure, we fill the house with the sweet smell of holiday love. Each cookie is carefully counted, boxed and designated with a particular family in mind. Then with outfits chosen, smiles on and arms outstretched, we hand deliver each cookie batch to our loved ones.
FREE Christmas Cookie Tags Printable
It’s so much more than just cookies. Every cookie is baked, carried, and hand-delivered by my kids. Giving put into action – and filled with love. Every gift needs a finishing touch, which is why we made these FREE Christmas Cookie Tags for every batch of cookies. Grab your FREE Printable Christmas Cookie Tags and start your family tradition of baking and delivering cookies too.
We’re Giving Holiday Vibes, with Confidence!
Baking and giving Christmas cookies is good for the soul and helps us stay on budget during this busy season. It’s like a weight lifted off of my shoulders (and my wallet). With more financial confidence, I can really focus on the giving season with my kids – giving often, giving generously and giving 100% from the heart. And that’s what Christmas is all about.
The holidays can be hectic, stressful and financially straining. I get it. It’s hard to balance the joy of giving and starting the New Year debt-free. But getting to the root of the season – GIVING – keeps my family grounded in the real reason for the season, love. If you’re looking for more ways to stay stress-free during the holidays, get free holiday budget tools and shop smarter, then grab tons of great Holiday Budget Tips from SunTrust. I love the FREE holiday budget calculator!
Does gift giving come easily for your kids?
This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.