Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thoughts on What I Got For Christmas

Today's post is a rant/my thoughts/what do you think kinda post. It's been 3 days since Christmas and I've seen some of my favorite Youtubers upload their 'What I Got For Christmas' videos. Now I will 100% admit that I enjoy watching these videos. I love seeing what everyone got for Christmas and mentally checking things that I should put on my list for next year. I searched on Youthbe for the WIGFC videos and was shocked to see the amount of thumbnails/videos of girls with designer bags, MacBooks and other very expensive things. And some of these girls couldn't have been older than 14 or 15! When I was that age I was asking for stuff from Aeropostale not Prada. I understand that these girls have families that can provide for the and buy them nice things and splurge because it's the holidays, but there's a very fine line between showing off wealth and being genuinely excited and fortunate. Some might say I'm jealous of them but honestly I'm not. I am very content with what I received and while it may not be expensive it was thoughtful. Maybe it's because I've gotten older and I now see that the price tag on gifts and materialistic things aren't what matters in the holidays or life. I love getting nice things don't get me wrong but I know the value they hold. It may be an expensive handbag but on the value totem pole it ranks very low. Why don't we upload videos showing what we got other people? Why don't we watch 'What I Got Others For Christmas'? Isn't the holiday season about giving, not receiving? 

That's it for my rant for today. What are your thoughts on the whole 'What I Got For Christmas' videos? Is it showing off or being excited? Leave me a comment letting me know what you think! 

"count your blessings not your presents"

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