In today’s market we can find almost everything we need, or at least everything we think we need… »c’est une société de consommation » .
People are accustomed to buying things at all times on every single occasion. The types of purchases are endless.
I remember my 2- year old sister nagging constantly until mum gave her a well sealed jar of beans. That became her favorite rattle.
While birthdays still remain the primary reason for rushing to the store, some other events like Valentines, Teacher’s day, Father’s day, Mother’s day (only to name a few), also play quite a busy role in our market.
One way of thanking our children’s teachers for their tremendous efforts could be a simple and homemade holiday gift. In turn, our kids learn about values and gratitude.
Whatever happened to « homemade »: baking, crafts, drawings etc… this not only gives a real personalized touch to the gift itself but also encourages both us and our children to be more engaged in a world of creativity rather than one of pure materialism.