The Other Letter Posted on November 11, 2015November 22, 2015 by Gillian I came across this short video on Youtube and wondered if you would like to see what some small children would like for Christmas. Please show it to any parents who are feeling pressured to buy expensive gifts. Thank you! Gillian 🙂 You are most welcome to share this post on social media and with your friends. Just click the link for your favourite social network or click the envelope to email a friend.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
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Gillian, I loved this so much I want to put it on Facebook on my timeline, however, for some reason I couldn’t find the precise link to use to just get to THIS video. As you may be more tech-savvie, can you please respond to this comment with the link I should use?
Thank you, Susie
Here it is Susan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ3ePGr8Q7k
Thank you Gillian! The video was so well done in addition to the inspirational message. As someone who has made documentaries, I couldn’t help but love the editor’s choice of children, the fleeting look on someone’s brow, an instant of confusion of a child’s face, the mother who couldn’t go on…(no puedo.) Nothing was overdone. Really lovely.
That was sweet and touching. It would be interesting if they asked the kids what they would like to give to others too! As a former teacher, I am thinking of all kinds of writing exercises I could have/should have done with these ideas!
It’s lovely isn’t it? Children are so sweet… most of the time!
Thats a really touching video to share Gillian. Thanks.
You are welcome Julie.
Thank you so much for sharing this video. Not only relevant here in Canada but, many other parts of the world I am sure.
Yes-I am sure all children would say the same.
Yes, pretty universal…John Lennon said it best, “All you need is love.” <3
Quite right too!
I think this is a sign of the times when both parents have to or are expected to work. However if you read the comments on YouTube, many people believe it is staged. Whether it is or not, it is an important lesson for parents.
I don’t think it was intended to make working parents feel bad! I just think it’s about any parent (working or not) realising that spending a bit of time with their child is worth much more than a Christmas toy.
I have every admiration for working parents – I don’t know how they manage to balance everything. I was lucky enough to only need to work part time and only once my children started school. But that is rare these days.
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