Quotes on Gift Giving
Though we make an effort to followthe pattern of gift giving, sometimesour program becomes an exchange
gift given for gift expected.Never did the Savior give inexpectation. I know of no case in hislife in which there was an exchange.He was always the giver, seldom therecipient. Never did he give shoes,[socks], or a vehicle; never did he giveperfume, a shirt, or a [coat]. His giftswere rare ones: eyes to the blind, earsto the deaf, and legs to the lame;cleanliness, wholeness to the infirm,and breath to the lifeless... We shouldstrive to give as he gave.- Spencer W. Kimball
We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a differencebetween presents and gifts. The true gifts may be part of ourselves
giving of the riches of the heart and mind
and therefore more enduringand of far greater worth than presents bought at the store...This Christmas and every Christmas will be richer by sharing and enjoying gifts that cannot be held but only felt.- James E. Faust
What did you get forChristmas?
” This is the
universal question amongchildren for days following thatmost celebrated holiday of theyear. ... The gifts so acquiredare fleeting. Dolls break,dresses wear out, and fungames become boring. ... If wechange but one word in ourChristmas questions, theoutcome is vastly different.
“What did you give forChristmas?”
promptsstimulating thought and causestender feelings to well up and
memory’s fires to glow
ever brighter.-Thomas S. Monson