Too often we stress over the monetary aspect of the holiday season. We place ourselves in a cycle of comparison; believing that we need to spend so much and attend all the events to be valued and viewed as successful. However when was the last time you looked at a gift you received from someone and thought “I saw that at XY store and I know they only spent $20.00…”? You wouldn't so why assume others will do that with your gift. It is the act of giving that people value not the monetary value of the gift.