Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. (Pindar, 5th century B.C. Greek lyric poet))

As Pindar suggested centuries ago, it isn’t the size or the monetary value of the gift that is important. It’s the love that is behind the gift. Don’t give gifts just because it’s the thing to do or because someone has given you one; consider carefully how to demonstrate your love for someone and send the gift that best reveals the extent of your affection.

But since you excel in everything . . . and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).