Today I went to the Ploughcroft Tea Room with the two girls. This was Ana’s gift from me for her birthday. No ‘thing’ accompanied this gift, just time and treats at the fancy shmancy tearoom.
Neil’s gift to Ana was a bike helmet and date to go to ride bikes and eat a picnic together.
We have decided to focus more on event or memory based gifts vs more stuff. We sure need to get rid of stuff, adding more, even for a birthday overwhelms me! The speed with which we as humans so quickly discard or take for granted such ‘prized’ treasures convinces me that we are headed in the right direction.
Do you have any similar experiences? What memory have you created instead of buying a ‘thing’?