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The Power of Experiences

Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, reached a powerful and straightforward conclusion: don’t spend your money on things. The trouble with things is that the happiness they provide fades quickly. Gilovich and other researchers have found that experiences—as fleeting as they may be—deliver more-lasting happiness than things. Here’s why:

Experiences become a part of our identity. We are not our possessions, but we are the accumulation of everything we’ve seen, the things we’ve done, and the places we’ve been. Buying an Apple Watch isn’t going to change who you are; taking a break from work to hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish most certainly will.

“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods,” said Gilovich. “You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”

So if you are stuck for something to buy your loved one this Christmas and fed up of buying ‘stuff’ that ends up in a bin somewhere?Why not spend your money on giving someone an experience they will never forget?

Span Arts offers a great selection of Christmas gifts for everyone this season.

Here are just a few of our favourite ideas!

For just £20 you can purchase an annual Span Arts Membership, which means that as well as supporting the brilliant work of the charity, your loved one will also receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted tickets on most events (70+ events per year)
  • Advance notice of forthcoming events
  • Priority entry to bigger events
  • Regular offers and deals

Or why not purchase a Span Arts Gift Voucher which can be used to buy tickets for any event – (No expiry date £10, £15, £20, £50  denominations, redeemable in person or by phone)

Click here to buy online.

Buy one of Span Arts gifts and make this Christmas memorable!

For more information please call 01834 869323.


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