I love examples like this of parents being creative with their children. As we look at this time of the year, there is pressure to believe that happiness comes from stuff. That if we can just buy our kids the right toys, buy our spouse the most expensive gift - then they will know that we love them. Then we will be happy.
But it's a lie. A vicious, soul-sucking lie.
Spend time together. Be creative with your family. Do the things that make you laugh and smile. That's where happiness is. That's how we will make treasured memories together.
Less stuff, more fun!