What do you have on your list of things that you want for Christmas? We have our list, but we’re bigger on experiences than we are on material things. Time is the most precious gift we can give, and if someone is willing to give you their time, what’s better than that?
Drew Barrymore said that she doesn’t get her kids gifts but takes them on experiences, we couldn’t agree more with her reasons why.
“I always take them on a trip every Christmas,” she shared. “I don’t get them presents, which I think at their ages they don’t love, but I say, ‘I think we’ll remember the place and the photos and the experience and that’s what I want to give you.’” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Don’t think the worst of Drew, she’s gets her kids gifts through out the year. They get things, but around Christmas she takes them on trips. And as we get older, we have to admit that those experiences are the things that we wish we had more of from our parents.
Drew knows that Christmas won’t always be the same and times are always going to change. But she’s okay with that. She’s living in the moment.
“[I try] to remember that one holiday won’t be probably the same as one 10 years from now, that your life can dramatically change, and new people and new traditions can come into it,” Barrymore added. “I like looking at the holidays through a comedic, realistic lens of, we’re gonna have a lot of different holiday stories. What one do you want to keep going and build as a tradition? Rather than, ‘This is my tradition and I’m stuck in it.’”
We think it’s a tradition she should stick with if she can. One day her kids will appreciate it even more than she knows.