I suppose your J.W. family feels in some way, that your chid isnt missing out these occasions so they are giving gifts to the J.W. child only. Not inviting you to Thanksgiving dinner for similar reasons. Either way, it is pretty rude. All family should receive the same treatment, epecially children. They dont even understand this whole religious mess. My daughter knows that she shouldnt mention birthdays, holidays, certain movies, Christmas pagants, Girl scouts, religion, etc. while e-mailing her J.W. cousins. She once asked me, "What should I talk about"? Needless to say, her e-mails are quite short.
Its sad but I guess after awhile we have accepted the fact that we just dont have much in common with them anymore.
LB & Dobby
Dont you know you are supposed to wait at least untill the following week! Its still Thanksgiving weekend ya' know!
I wonder if the J.W.s arent in fact actually recognizing the holiday by acknowledging it at all. I mean, if a holiday is truly like any other day to them, as they say, why cant they eat turkey on Thanksgiving or open a gift on Christmas.
I am not too familiar with Jewish customs but isnt their gift giving season about a week long?
Are J.W.s not to accept gifts during that entire week for fear they may be celebrating Hahnakka?
Give me a break, ya' know?