Thursday, December 14, 2006

To Regift, Or Not To Regift?

One of the "buzz-topics" that are floating around right now is "regifting". Over a recent three day period, I watched CNN Headline News, NBC's Today Show and FOX News Morning do stories about this apparently culture-shaping and newsworthy subject.

There are websites dedicated to the subject of regifting. The MSN Money, CBS and USNews websites have stories on regifting. Books and magazines are written about it. Help!

Has our culture become so materialistic that we need rules and etiquette to tell us what to do with the glut of gifts that we receive and give?

I am sure that you have heard this before: We give things we can't afford to people who don't need them, paid for with money we don't have.

So here's a creative thought for this time of year: How about giving things that matter to people who really need them? (Food, clothing and shelter to the hungry, poor and homeless.) Now that's regifting.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting...

Anonymous said...

I like your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Interesting...

Anonymous said...

OK, what next?