Great job of parenting there on the part of Mr. and Mrs. Trice
Giving to help others.
You've got the priorities straight, but honestly, the marketing and gimmickery of Black Friday has overshadowed what was once your biggest and brightest family event holiday.
I've always celebrated on the second Monday in October, like all Canadians, far enough away from Christmas to avoid the doorbuster extravaganza madness.
Now, in place of people sitting around and enjoying each other's company and celebrating, you've got knife fights in parking lots, people getting beaten up over a TV, etc...
How far will it go? What's next?
Here is an example:
How to carve a turkey with a samurai sword.
Is that April Fool's come early or what?
You kept it real, Trice. When your kids teach their kids the same values and have them perform deeds of giving, they'll keep the real tradition alive and well.