How are Jim and Della foolish and both characters are also wise?Details from the story supporting the answers PLEASE

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roshni-biswas | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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Jim and della were deeply in love with each other.So without much thought they foolishly sacrificed their precious possessions in order to buy worthy christmas gifts for each other.But they were more wise than they were foolish because wise people can make great sacrifices in the name of love.They have sacrificed their possessions to enhance each others possession and see each other glad. This shows the profound love they had for each other .They were the magi,the wisest .

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madhurima13 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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they are foolish to sacrifice for each other the greatest treasures of their house-Della's hair and Jim's gold watch...but they are also wise as these sacrifices show how beloved they are to each other.