This weekend, I ran into a couple of experienced mom’s who shared some holiday advice. “Whatever you do, do NOT start the Elf on a Shelf thing,” said one. The other added, “OR let grandma set up an expectation for huge gifts!” Another friend told me recently that she thinks her kids are going to need therapy after taking the ‘magic’ of Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to new heights (she’s truly impressive). This all has me thinking about how I’ll handle these timeless rights of passage for my daughter.
For many parents, this Christmas will bring about the dreaded question: “Is Santa Claus real?” Today, my daughter is only 9 months old, so I have (I hope) several years before she starts to ask questions like these. But I’ve given a lot of thought to what I’ll say to her. As I wrote this letter, I realized it shares similar insight into how we as a firm view opportunities to give back to our community and are constantly inspired by our clients, many of whom are moved to give of their wealth to their family, friends and cherished organizations.
From all of us at The H Group, Inc., Happy Holidays. We hope this note finds you bringing out your inner Santa and making the season brighter for those you love, and those you’ll never know.