Instead of buying stuff, these two musicians decided to play and sing some Christmas carols for a group of shoe-shiner boys who gave them their total undivided attention. What a wonderful way of showing appreciation and love for others. In my opinion, this is much better than actually buying gifts.
So, this Christmas, if you get a chance, show your loved ones that you care for them by preparing something yourself such as food, a drawing, a hand-made Christmas card with a hand-written note, a printed photograph, et cetera; anything really as long as it is made by you.
Another alternative to buying something is to give something very dear to you such as book, a music album, a baseball card, a sweater, etc. You get the idea.
In other words, let’s make this season about showing our love for our family and friends instead of buying into the consumerism that is norm.
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