Many families find ways to give to others during the holiday season. Including your own children in that mission is a gift to them, as they learn and grow while giving to others. Contact your local school or church, which are always connected with organizations in need of help. Design and send Christmas cards with your child to men and women in our armed forces. Suggest that your child do some act of kindness for an elderly neighbor, such as bring the trash can in from the curb or shovel a front porch. Gifts and acts of kindness don’t need to cost money, and they don’t need to be saved up for a special time of year. Acts of kindness are gifts which can be given and opened all year long. Read the complete article “The traditions of holiday giving“.