Billions to be spent in Black Friday spree

Bargain bonanza: Black Friday started in America in the 1950s.

Do we care too much about presents? The busiest shopping day of the year is here. People are rushing to buy Christmas gifts. However, many believe that Christmas is about more than presents.

What’s happening

Black Friday is here! Every year, shops lower their prices for one day as people rush to buy their Christmas presents early.

Sometimes, people queue for hours before the shops open so they can get the best, cheapest gifts.

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Black Friday started in the USA. It is always held the day after Thanksgiving, which marks the start of the Christmas season.

Recently, the day has become popular in other countries like the UK.

A long time ago, the weeks before Christmas were not about presents at all. Advent was a time of quiet reflection to prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Do we care too much about presents?

Some say…

Yes. We should focus on more important things. Holidays, like Christmas and Thanksgiving, are about spending time with the people you love.

Others think…

No. Presents are the best! Buying gifts for your family and friends is a good way to show that you love and appreciate them.

You Decide

  1. What is the best part of Christmas?

Activities

  1. Make a Christmas present for someone in your family that doesn’t cost any money.

Some People Say...

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Mother Theresa (1910-1997)

What do you think?

Word Watch

Thanksgiving
A holiday in the USA where people think about what they are grateful for.
Popular
Liked by lots of people.
Advent
The time during the four Sundays before Christmas Day.
Reflection
Quietly thinking about your life.
Appreciate
When you understand how much something means to you.

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