I’m excited to share an old, old story that I first heard when I was a little girl. It has stayed with me ever since I heard it.
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry was first published in a New York Newspaper back in 1905, but the message of this tale is a timeless classic. The plot centers around the Christmas gift exchange of Jim and Della Young.
Times were tight for the pair as Jim’s pay had been reduced. And Della was literally scraping together pennies to buy her sweet Jim a gift.
Della didn’t have enough money to give Jim a gift that would honor him and express her love for him. So a sacrifice was in order. The only asset Della had was her (more…)