For most families, Christmas mornings are spent gathered around the Christmas tree opening presents. And for some little ones it is the thrill of opening the mysterious packages, looking at the gift, tossing it aside and moving on to the next one. Some of the toys lose their excitement factor after just a couple days.
For the Sanders family of Navarre who had seen such occasions, it was time to implement something new for their daughters that many families are trying out: the 4 Gift Rule. Nevaeh is 6 years old and she has a little sister, Ariyah who is almost 2. Their mother, Amanda knew that the tree would still be full with gifts from grandparents and other family members, but felt it was important to instill in their daughters that the holiday wasn’t about presents alone.
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