OUR VIEW: Christmas is about givingThat which keeps Christmas the most beloved of all our holidays is the fact that it involves so much of giving.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic
EDITOR’S NOTE: Throughout the week, The Daily Republic has published Christmas-themed editorials from years past. Included with each was the date it was originally published, along with the names of this newspaper’s executives at the time. The editorial below and the one printed on Page A1 today are the final installments.
Dec. 24, 1929
That which keeps Christmas the most beloved of all our holidays is the fact that it involves so much of giving.
To be sure, the practice is at times overdone or under-done. Sometimes, the interest in what one gets overshadows his appreciation of the spirit that should prompt the gifts.
But with all these human shortcomings in the observance of the day, the Christmas season does cause a great deal of thinking of others, planning for others, endeavoring to make others happy.
Just because the joy of giving so far exceeds the pleasure of receiving, Christmas is a happy time for all.
Why should not the Christmas spirit be carried on through the whole year?
W.R. Ronald, president; D.K. Hoopes, editor