10 Reasons Why I Hate Secret Santas
- You give with the idea that you will get something.
- Trying to figure out what to give and how to do it stresses me out.
- The people who get the gift including me don't need more stuff.
- If I am focusing on my secret Santa, I could miss an opportunity to bless someone who needs it more.
- I don't really like the name. I am more of nativity, snowman, gingerbread kind of Christmas girl.
- I am wondering what purpose it serves.
- I would rather give joyfully just because and as a surprise with no expectations of something in return than because I feel I have to.
- I always get Secret Santas who don't do anything which leads to #9
- I start feeling insecure (crazy I know) when I don't get anything.
- Then I feel bad when I find out that my Secret Santa was having a tough time and did not even need to be thinking about being my Secret Santa. Last year, my secret Santa was going through his first Christmas without his son. I should have been doing things for him not the other way around.
Note: The teachers had their Christmas party last night. My person felt blessed which made it worth the extra effort. I guess someone had two secret Santas and I had none. In God's goodness, I am thinking the person who had two needed two and I had a few insecurity lessons to learn. On a bright note, I did end up with some chocolate chips which are a rare commodity where I live. Just in case you are wondering I am still boycotting Secret Santas next year.