Most kids gear up for the holidays weeks -- if not months -- in advance. There are gifts to be requested, toys to be scoped out, lists to be written -- it's all about the presents. But does it have to be that way? It's possible to celebrate in "a more meaningful way," says Devin Hermanson, a charitable giving expert and national director of World Vision's Gift Catalog.
Of course, there's no reason you can't indulge in some regular gifts as well -- and we have plenty of ideas for everyone on your list. But it's nice to know that with just a few tweaks to your holiday routine, you can return to meaningful giving and help your children understand the true spirit of the holidays.
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