Receiving gifts is not one of my love languages. Like, at all. But even so, I know a beautiful gift when I see one. Since I was a little girl, I could easily recognize a professionally wrapped present from a home-wrapped gift. Our family couldn’t ever have afforded to buy gifts at a department store, where they offered gift-wrapping. So I knew the professionally wrapped gifts, would be the most expensive.
I would be thrilled with anticipation, even before I opened them.
Even though some turned out to be things like expensive, ugly Christmas sweaters, I was still drawn to the most beautiful packages first. I would venture to guess that’s true for you too. Most of us have been conditioned, our entire lives, to believe the best gifts come in the most beautiful packages.
It’s an awful bait and switch.
It’s usually only as we grow older, we begin …