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Well, there is a Christian connection with all of things we think about at Christmas including gift giving and Christ’s birthday. We give gifts because we attempt to humbly imitate God the Father who gave His Son as His gift to us on that first Christmas morning. Gifts were also brought by the Magi. Gold, frankincense and myrrh were presented to the Baby Jesus at the stable in Bethlehem. Gift giving is part of our Christian heritage. They are nice to give and they are nice to receive. But, our main focus should be on the holy season – the birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gift giving should not be a ransom to regain our children’s love and respect.

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