There is one present I'm leaving out this year, hoping that it will remind not only my kids, but also me and my husband, of what Christmas should really be all about. It's a present from Bug that he made in school and it's absolutely one of the best presents I've ever gotten. It's nothing expensive but it's absolutely priceless. It's a beautifully wrapped (for an 8 year old) empty box. There's a card attached with his best 8 year old printing that reads:
I took a little box as empty as can be
Filled it with a special gift and wrapped it carefully.
But please don't ever open it, just leave the ribbon tied
And hold it tightly near you because my love for you is inside.
See what I mean - my favorite gift.