It doesn't matter how pretty the bow is.
It doesn't matter that you felt it was worth more than two cents.
Your opinion is not a gift.
"Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, and most of the time they stink."I'm not sure who came up with that gem originally, but I do recall our youth minister saying it. And I remember thinking, "He's got a point."
A friend on Facebook mentioned that they don't do Santa in their home, and they received a couple of (well-intentioned, I'm sure) suggestions that perhaps they should let their child enjoy the magic of the holiday season, that Santa wasn't so bad, etc., etc.
I know that's not atypical for Facebook happenings, but maybe for this season we could try to focus on and enjoy what works for our own families without suggesting that what works for us would work for everyone.
Don't do Santa? Merry Christmas!
Santa visits your home? Merry Christmas!
Real tree? Merry Christmas!
Artificial tree? Merry Christmas!
An Elf On The Shelf keeps your kids in check during the holidays? Merry Christmas!
The Elf On The Shelf terrifies you because you think they're creepy and scary and really do sneak around the house at night trying to find sharp objects to poke in your ears? Merry Christmas!
If you are gifted any opinions that aren't quite your size, aren't the right color for you, or are just plain ugly, instead of trying to return or exchange them, maybe just toss them. Click DELETE and move on, or just move on. 'Tis the season to be jolly!