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A happier, more memorable holiday?

  • Greg Hanscom wants to go gift-free and have the best Christmas ever
  • Instead of giving his young girls gifts Greg gives "them experiences"

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A happier, more memorable holiday?


With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is easy to get caught up in the presents and parties but one man is determined to teach his daughters that those aren’t the things that matter. Greg Hanscom wants to get his family back to what the holidays are supposed to be about… not the material stuff but spending quality time with the people you love. That is why he’s said no to gifts and yes to memories. And that’s an idea that is quickly catching on.

Greg Hanscom is the Senior Editor at  Their idea to de-materialize Christmas is called “Shift the Gift” and he explains it to Jane Velez-Mitchell.

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

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