How many times we had heard from JW (commenting on christmass, mothers day or bithdays) "they dont need a pecial day set to give gifts, because the can give it on any day" .... but whats your experience if you compare JW and non JW ... are they really giving?
My sons (7) example:
He has NON JW grandparents: gets all kinds of gifts all the time, sweets, magazines, toys,
He as also JW grandparents (well off): they almost never, really never, gave him anything. Two years ago it was little plastic toy - an aeroplane (worth maybe 2 $) and several years ago JW grandma made for him "home made" teddy bear...
And I see it all around ... my NONJW family gives to me and to our family something all the time ... and the JW family almost never anything....
Its not about money ... but is not giving gifts a way to build relationship and to show apreciacion and love?
Is it not after all a good idea to set up days to give gifts to those you love, rather than play "Its not for me, I give gifts all the time" if you dont?