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Give the gift of experience

Cheryl and I are getting ready for Christmas, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving.

Tidying up yards, pruning bushes, and creating beautiful decorations inside and out - gives us pause to think about gift-giving.

I started searching and found some really interesting reads about gift-giving.

*A researcher named Thomas Gilovich at Cornell University spent more than a decade trying to understand why experiences have the ability to contribute to happiness so much more than material purchases. Along with another researcher, Matthew Killingsworth, he published this research in the Journal of Psychological Science showing that experiences provide more lasting happiness than material possessions.

They concluded that people tend to get less happy with material purchases, and more happy with experiences. They speculate that this is because we adapt to physical things, so even the nicest car or newest phone becomes commonplace after enough time, while memories tend to get fonder over time.

We are excited to share lots of gift-giving options to you that include experiences to share with your kids, with your grandkids, with your family.

Be on the lookout next week for 2019 gift-giving ideas from Bloom!

*courtesy of Wellness Mama

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