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Why Giving Gifts Is Way Better Than Getting Them

Because we're all grown-up now. It used to be all about waking up at the crack of dawn to see what we had waiting for us under the tree. But now, it's kinda nice to be the one giving the gifts for once. Brought to you by Verizon.

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1. Remember trying to fall asleep while we waited for Santa to drop off our presents?

Our parents would always say that Santa would fly over if we didn't actually sleep. Those tricksters.
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Our parents would always say that Santa would fly over if we didn't actually sleep. Those tricksters.

2. Seriously, who could sleep with all those gifts just waiting to be opened?!


It was cruel and unusual, we say!

3. Of course, once the morning finally came, no one was allowed to open anything until the parents were up.


So we took it upon ourselves to "gently" coerce them out of bed.

4. Then we'd spend the morning tearing through mountains of wrapping paper, reveling in our good fortune!


This was basically the meaning of life... the one day of the year we looked forward to the most.

5. But now that we're all grown-up, things are a little different.


We're older... that counts as being grown-up, right?

6. Sure, we all still want to get something for the holidays.


Gifts are free. Free stuff is great.

7. But it's just kind of nice to show someone how much they mean to you.

It's actually scientifically proven that giving presents makes us feel better than receiving them. Science!

8. It's always fun finding something you just know your friend or family member will LOVE.

9. You're just SO excited about this perfect gift, but you know you can't spill the beans!


The anticipation is killing you!

10. Then the day finally comes when you get to give your gift.


You realize you're actually more excited to give the gift than to get anything!

11. And they absolutely love it.


The look on their face is everything.

12. Being able to show someone that you care is pretty much the best thing ever.


It's not even necessarily about the gift itself. It's that you thought of them.

13. That's what the holidays are all about.

So what are you waiting for? Go show someone how much you care!