Three gifts for kids that you don’t have to pay for
There’s a lot of gift-giving this time of year, but not all of the season’s memories come from under a tree.
“In this season when so many celebrate cherished holidays, focusing on the meaning behind the days leaves the enduring memories that children grow up with,” Rev. Kevin Massey, system vice president of mission and spiritual care for Advocate Aurora Health, says. “For example, when celebrating Christmas Eve service, I don’t remember what toy I got in second grade, but I do remember what it was like singing Silent Night next to my mother.”
About the Author
LeeAnn Atwood, health enews contributor, is public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She has more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience centered on nonprofit health care and media publishing throughout the greater-Chicagoland area. LeeAnn is active in the community and sits on several boards, including the McHenry County Community Foundation and the City of Crystal Lake’s Historic Preservation Commission. She is an avid reader, enjoys international travel and spending quality time with friends and family.