When you give experiences instead of gifts, you give the gift that keeps giving. Swapping gifts for experiences will cure the clutter while making a lasting impression on your child. Children will not remember the toy you gave them, but the memory of an experience will last forever.
We have all been there, in the aftermath of Christmas morning or our child’s birthday party, with a pile of “new” things to add to our home. To multiply the never-ending mound of toys our children already own. Once you find a place for all the new birthday “things”, then it’s time for the holidays. You know the ads start running right after Halloween, advertising the new “it” toy of the holiday season and your child feels this toy will complete them. Then, when summer rolls around, you find their “it” toy in the yard sale bin in your garage. WHAT A WASTE!
It’s a vicious cycle that leads to clutter, and clutter leads to STRESS! Giving experiences, instead of gifts, can change all of that! The family-bonding time and memories are worth so much more than that toy they will soon forget.